I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui
Elements of Voice
Diction- She uses mostly informal diction to tell her story, which makes sense because she is 10. The descriptive words she uses are dark and depressing which represents how she feels.
Imagery- She uses vivid and specific details to describe her pain and her memories which allows you to form and image of what it was like and 'step into her shoes' so to speak.
Tone- The tone changes as the book goes along. At the beginning the tone is more positive and happy as she talks about her childhood, her mother, and her friend from school. But as she gets older and things get worse, specifically when her brother runs away, the tone shifts and becomes more negative. Throughout most the book the tone is very negative. At the end of the book as she gets justice and is given the divorce the tone returns to the same happy and positive one from the beginning.
Effect of the Structure of the Novel
- Zanna- traditional ankle length tunic of Northern Yemen
- Niqab- a veil that covers the face, in which only the eyes can be seen.
- Jambia- dagger
- Khardji- outside
- Sharaf- honor
- Wahesh- monster
- Beint- Girl
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