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Sandra Cisneros Writing Styles in Woman Hollering Creek

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Style

Point of View and Narration

The majority of "Woman Hollering Creek" is narrated in the third-person omniscient voice. The narrative voice that describes Cleofilas's life in Mexico, her father and brothers, the women friends With whom she gossiped in her town, speaks in longer more lyrical sentences than the narrative voice that describes her life and thoughts in Seguin, Texas. The opening sentence reads: "The day Don Serafin gave Juan Pedro Martinez Sanchez permission to take Cleofilas Enriqueta DeLeon Hernandez as his bride, across her father's threshold, over several miles of dirt road and several miles of paved, over one border and beyond to a town en el otro lado-on the other side-already did he divine the morning his daughter would raise her hand over her eyes, look south, and dream of returning to the chores that never ended, six good-for-nothing brothers, and one old man's complaints."

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