Julia Alvarez Essay

648 Words Nov 29th, 2011 3 Pages
Julia Alvarez is a famous world-wide poet and novelist. She was raised in the Dominican Republic, which is why most of her poems and novels are written in Spanish. One of her most famous novels is called In the time of the Butterflies, which is based on her flee to the United States, from the underground, where the three Mirabel sisters were murdered. The hardships of coming into the country, and without knowing the language is what is said to be the main reason of why she began to start writing. Julia Alvarez is more of a famous author than a poet. Therefore, she doesn’t have very many poetry books, or poems put on the internet. I did find five poems that stuck out to me more than her other ones, though. The first …show more content…
I do kind of like the poem “Dusting” because the main character says she likes to write her name on the dusty cabinet every morning, and I remember I used to like to write my name in the dust when I was little, too. On the other hand, I have no idea what the poem “Storm Windows” is about. The only reason I chose it was because it was short. Overall, I regret picking Julia Alvarez as my poet. I, personally, don’t really like her poetry, and she must have not even have written that many poems because I can barely find anything on her. Also, I don’t understand why a lot of her poems are about housekeeping and chores. But, since I have to make the best out of this, I chose five poems that I thought were the best. I like to read something that will grab my interest, keep my attention, and maybe make me think a little bit, and I believe that the five poems that I have chosen do so.

Works Cited
Alvarez, Julia.. “Dusting.” Homecoming: new and collected poems. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., 1996.

Alvarez, Julia.. “Dusting.” Homecoming: new and collected poems. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., 1996.

Alvarez, Julia.. “Dusting.” Homecoming: new and collected poems. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., 1996.

Alvarez, Julia.. “Dusting.” Homecoming: new and collected poems. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., 1996.

Alvarez, Julia.. “Dusting.” Homecoming: new and collected poems. New York: Penguin

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