"The steady murmuring that went on in the hold whenever the toubob were gone kept growing in volume and intensity as the men began to communicate better and better with one another." In this sentence from Roots, by Alex Haley, the author used specific words to produce an effect in the reader. For example, Haley used "murmuring" instead of the more usual "talking"
Haley used "murmuring" rather than the more usual "talking" because Kunta
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Haley used "communicate" instead of "speak."
All these words make readers feel the particular situations of the story. I feel the author used specific words to make me realize the story better, with abundant emotion, rather than using usual words. Besides, those words also make the story vigorous and grab the readers' attention. That makes the story of Roots a successful example of using different words to construct an attractive and readable piece of writing.