Ray Bradbury’s Distinct Use of Voice

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Ray Bradbury’s voice was distinct and easily detected by his most common use of important elements. Bradbury’s voice was detailed and easily detected in his short stories making them more interesting to read through his constant use of diction, detail, and imagery. Bradbury applied focus to certain details and a specified word choice and imagery that added to the detailed scenes he created. He carefully planned his stories with the specified language that related to each story. Bradbury’s diction set the foundation of his specific voice by using specialized language even in his short stories to show his effort in helping the reader understand each detail of his writing. He used the vocabulary that depended on the topic and occasion of his stories in order to get the exact mental image for his readers. Bradbury described William Philippus Phelps’ tattoos as, “He looked as if he had dropped and been crushed between the steel rollers of a print press, and come out like an incredible rotogravure” (Bradbury 385). Bradbury’s use of the word” rotogravure” specifies to a specialized language dealing with printing. The importance of his word choice helped the reader to create the image of a massive old printing press. Another example was, “Lavinia looked and the ravine was a dynamo that never stopped running, night or day . . .” (Bradbury 2). In “The Whole Town’s Sleeping”, Bradbury represented the ravine as a “dynamo” to relate a specific occasion in the story where it included

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