Literary Elements In This Is How You Lose Her By Junot Diaz

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Many authors create literary works such as books, articles, journals etc. in which they incorporate various literary elements to catch the reader’s attention. In addition to this, authors also use different literary elements to differentiate the personalities and characteristics of every character in their literary works. In the book “ This Is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz, he uses various literary elements such as personification, setting, imagery, and epigraph to convey the short stories. Furthermore, Diaz also uses conflict to characterize the personalities of each character. Junot Diaz uses various methods to project his stories that allow the readers to understand the stories vividly. Junot Diaz begins his book with an epigraph by Sandra Cisneros in which it states :
Okay, we didn’t work, and all memories to tell you the truth aren’t good.
But sometimes there were good times.
Love was good. I loved your crooked sleep beside me and never dreamed afraid.

There should be stars for great wars like ours. Diaz uses this poem as an epigraph to show an insight of how the book will go. In relationships, people tend to go through experiences that challenges the bond of two people such as arguments, disagreements, or even cheating. He saves the lines “There should be stars for great wars like ours” for last as a personification of the situations he was in. In this statement, Junot was able to derive from the poem that “wars” were the battles- arguments,
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