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Hardo BakerHCOM 197Independent StudiesJournalWoman Hollering Creek and other storiesBy Sandra CisnerosChapter OneSection OneMy Friend LucyUpon opening the book and reading the first paragraph I noticed a strangeness in the writing I said to myself that these are run-on sentences I had to go back and read the first paragraph all over because it did not make sense to me at first As I read on I thought to myself that either this individual is illiterate or she wrote in this style on purpose Consequent to finishing the first section in chapter one I realized that she did the run on sentences on purpose One of the reasons was that she wanted to sound like a small child and perhaps the other was to link one thought to the next as perhaps a hyper child might It was also interesting how in the first paragraph she started out with Lucy Anguiano Texas girl who smells like corn and ends the paragraph like the yellow blood of butterflies Notice that corn is yellow and how she links the blood of butterflies that is also yellow to Lucy Sandra describes things in great detail in this first section Notice how she describes things once again giant cat-eye with a grasshopper green spiral center that is a marble Again in this passage with only a pink tongue rolling around in there like a blind worm that is the inside of Lucys mouth that she relates to animals or bugs 1 She mentions animals in one form or another throughout this sectionI get the sense that the young girl who is telling the story is an only child who longs to have sisters like her friend Lucy Wishing she was dark skinned like her friends family longing to be one of them The young girl also has a strange personality She wants to scratch off her Lucys mosquito bites look under the house where rats hide peel a scab from
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