The Blue Esturaries Analysis

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In Julia Alvarez’s “On Not Stealing Louise Bogan’s The Blue Esturaries” the speaker discovers a book unlike from the rest. Alvarez uses imagery and selection of detail to convey the speaker’s discoveries. The speaker discovers a book with “swans gliding on a blueback lake” that is different from all the other books on the bookshelf. The outside of the book was different from the rest and Alvarez uses imagery to show how unique this book was. The speaker discovers that the book does have any critics’ ideas on the back or a “sassy, big-haired picture” or a display of the author and the rest of the author’s works. Through imagery Alvarez is able to convey the uniqueness of the book. The speaker immediately discovers the unique book. Alvarez

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