""But now she was older she understood that Miguel Miguel was the housekeepers son and she was the daughter of a ranch owner and between them ran a deep river." Esperanza really means is her state of money is high and Miguel's is low. Also it is not customary for them to get married .Lastly Esperanza will go to school and Miguel will have to stay home .
"Mama my finger a angry thorn stabbed me!"What Esperanza means is she was trying to get a rose,but a thorn stabbed her.Also she wasn't Paying attention when the thorn stabbed her.Lastly thorns aren't angry she was saying this because getting stabbed by a thorn is bad luck.
"The hours seemed like mamas never-ending ball of yarn unwinding in front of them."This means the hours were long like the ball of yarn.Also it means the hours were endless.Lastly the hours could be short or long.