Junot Diaz Essay

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English IV November 11, 2010 Second Abstract Junot Diaz was labeled and referred to as an “authentic” voice from the street. His Dominican background was the base and foundation for his 10 short stories entitled “Drown”. Critics were quick to try to appalled and approve his stories as the lack of Latino voices was becoming a problem. Junot Diaz’s is descriptive and emotional details put “drown” side by side with Dickens. His “slicing emotional realism” set him apart from most. Diaz found away to connect with readers through his lucid but yet funny writing style. This source connects and ties directly into what I had described before with Diaz and his detailed writing style. I had mentioned how he was very descriptive and used imagery to get messages across to the reader. Almost like he is creating a movie with words, Diaz paints a picture for his readers with every sentence. Using slang and street words it he gives you a front seat to living in an urban city. Critics were not accustom to Latino authors with this sort of style and detailed writing. “Diaz’s style is lucid and often funny” Diaz’s intelligent writing style was somewhat easy to understand even though he was using slang some of the time. A smooth author created sentences and phrases that made strong connections with urban and domestic lifestyles. His sarcasm which he did use often brought laughs to most readers including myself. He wasn’t that common corny author who said stupid things to try to get a giggle or too. He used his intelligence and knowledge of his experiences and created sentences that meant a lot more than what they seemed. He was the streets voice as some said and he brightened us all with a little taste of urban living. Diaz’s short stories are not only descriptive but they have meaning to them and always have you wanting to read more. His short stories are not to
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