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  • 1. A Nation of Immigrants
    Introduction to our study of Sandra Cisneros’ novel
    The House on Mango Street
  • 2. TEKS Reading Comprehension / Fiction
    analyze the effects of diction and imagery (e.g., controlling images, figurative language, understatement, overstatement, irony, paradox) in poetry.[3A]
    analyze how authors develop complex yet believable charactersin works of fiction through a range of literary devices, including character foils.[5B]
    analyze the way in which a work of fiction is shaped by the narrator's point of view.[5C]
  • 3. Key Concepts
    Experience of the “Outsider”
    Literary Elements:
    Autobiographical narrative
    Author's purpose
    Paradox
    Motif
  • 4. What is a Paradox?
    A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true
    It’s a certain kind of irony
  • 5. What is a Paradox?
    A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true
    For example:
    “…but what I remember most is Mango Street, the house I belong but do not belong to.”
  • 6. What is a Motif?
    A recurring literary element through which an author expresses a dominant idea or central theme
  • 7. What is a Motif?
    A recurring literary element through which an author expresses a dominant idea or central theme
    A recurring / repeating image or symbol
    Be aware of repeating images or symbols as we read through selections from the novel.
  • 8. What isAuthor’s Perspective?
    An author’s perspective is the set of values they bring to their writing. It’s shaped by several factors.
    Let’s do this tutorial together…
  • 9. Vignette: My Name
    Esperanza
    Page 616 in the textbook.
    Go to that page now.
  • 10. Vignette: My Name
    Esperanza
    Page 616 in the textbook.
    Read to answer prompts about:
    • TONE
    • 11. AUTHOR’S PERSPECTIVE
  • Vignette: My Name
    • On a sheet of notebook paper, write down these two prompts and respond to each thoughtfully:
    • 12. (lines 47 – 50) What tone does Cisneros’ word choice convey? Explain your answer.
    • 13. (lines 51 – 63) What cultural expectations and values does Cisneros reveal in these paragraphs? Explain your answer.
  • Review: “The House On Mango Street” and “Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes”
    • Selection Test “A”
    • 14. Selection Test “B/C”

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