House onMango StreetPresentationBy: Aurrie, John, and AlexPgs. 64-75
Table of Contents 1. Literary Element 2. Grammatical Choices 3. Structural Elements 4. Purpose 5. Personal Connections
Literary Elements In ‘’The House on Mango Street’’ Cisneros’ uses a series of different literary devices. For Example, she uses sound devices, figurative language, symbolism, and imagery. Examples: Simile. ‘’…she was pretty like my mother(Pg.70) Alliteration: ‘’…crumples like a coat and cries.(Pg.68) Symbolism: The writing on Pg.74 was a symbol for freedom. Imagery: ‘’Good to look at. In her Joan Crawford dress and swimmer’s legs.
Structural Elements During the three vignettes Cisneros uses compare and contrast. She keeps the vignettes similar by speaking about endless hardships. Compare: Examples: ‘’The First Job.’’ Esperanaza went to work and was sexually harassed. ‘’Papa who wakes up tired in the dark.’’ Esperanza’s Aubuelo(Grandfather) Dies and her Papa takes it hard. ‘’Born bad.’’ Esperanza and her sister made fun of her aunt who died later that day. Contrast: Each of the vignettes have a specific meaning or message to convey to the readers.
Structural Elements Continued In ‘’The First Job’’ Esperanza tried to make her life better by getting , but this only creates another problem for her. In ‘’Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark,’’ she allows her readers to see that her dad, whos supposed to be brave , broke down crying and she had no idea what she was supposed to do because she was only a child.