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.