House on mango street

House on mango street

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  • In the vignette"Cathyqueen of cats," Cathy invites Esperanza to her houses and lets her see all her cats. Esperanza said, "her house is like cat heaven" (Cisneros13). That is a simile because it uses the word "like" to compare her house and heaven. 
  • Esperanza has to get job. She has to seem and act one year older. "So the next morning I put on my navy blue dress that made me look older[...]" (Cisneros 54). This is an example of imagery because it makes you think of what the dress looks like.
  • Esperanza has never reallyhad a good pair of shoes. They always had to make their shoes look nice. So for once they found a nice pair of shoes taht look good and fit. 
  • "Today we are cinderella because our feet fit exactly...."
  • "...but I want to buy shoes just like yours, like your black ones made out of suede, just like those."    Esparenza wants to look a little bit older like Sally. She sees taht all the boys like her, and want to fit in. 
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