"She could hear it too. The beat rushing to her ears shoomp shoomp shoomp". This meaning of the quote is she feels the beat rushing through her ears. Also the beat sounds like this shoomp shoomp shoomp. But for her to her it she has to be very Quiet and she can hear it beating.
"Then like an caterpillar she slowly inched next to him." This quote mean Esperanza was slowly coming next to to papa. It said like a caterpillar because a caterpillar is very slow. But not really slow like a turtle.
"The fire anger couldn't be controlled." This quote means that the fire was to big it could not be controlled. Also it could mean if you poured water on it it could have made the fire stronger. That is what i think the quote the fire couldn't be controlled means.