Literary Devices

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Literary Devices used in
“ How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie” by Jason Hernandez

Professor Melinda Hernandez
Central Texas College
English 1302
28 March 2012

Outlines
I. Introduction
A. Different types of literary devices being used
II. Style
A. How is the style used to interest the reader.
III. Tone
A. How is the tone used to make the story playful.
IV. Language
A. How does the language change throughout the story
V. Conclusion

Jason Hernandez
Professor Melinda Hernandez
English 1302
28 March 2012
Literary Devices used in
“ How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie” by Junot Diaz

There were three literary device use in this short story ( style, tone, and many different languages). Each device blended well with each. As you read the story you can get the sense of style, tone, language of the writer. As you start the story your stuck until you finish be the literary device being used. Junot Diaz style is very amusing. As he explain his story, he is straight forward . The style of the story is not made for anyone who is easily offended. The style of the story was made for anyone to read. If the reader is from an Urban area they can relate to the story and if not, they may find this story be funny. The style of the story makes it feel like you're given step by step directions on dating. The narrator explains how to handle yourself in different situations whether if it getting away from the bully when you have you girl around, hang the up the phone if the father answers, or how please the mother. Diaz starts off with a funny and playful tone from the start, making the readers want to know what was more to come.
As Diaz opens the story, he opens with a funny paragraph “ You’ve already told them that your too sick to go to Union City to visit that tia who likes to grab your nuts (He’s gotten big, she’ll say.)” (pg.255) He continues with

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