Focus on Cisneros' voice as an author. What literary devices does she use? How does she use them? Explain each device and provide specific examples. Elaborate on their purpose. What effect do they have on the reader? How do they contribute to the overall message of the author.
*thoughts about the music box*
Essay Option #5
"It's small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you'd think they were holding their breath" (4).
"Or like marimbas only with a funny little plucked sound to it like if you were running your fingers across the teeth of a metal comb" (20).
"You all see that cloud, that fat on there? Darius said, See that? Where? That one next to the one that look like popcorn.
"You are prettier than a yellow taxi cab" (41).
"One day I will pack my bags of books and paper. One day I will say goodbye to Mango. I am too strong for her to keep me forever" (110.)