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Figurative Language In Eleven By Sandra Cisneros

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Everyone has a birthday, that’s the way it is. Some might not know when theirs is, but they have one. Every year on the same day, you turn a new age, but don’t you still feel like you’re still that previous age? That is how Rachel feels in the short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros uses figurative language, repetition and imagery to characterize Rachel as a young child who wishes to grow up and be stronger. Figurative language is the use of words. Simile, “ The way you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside other.” She is comparing growing up to these items because just like onions or trees or dolls, each year is inside the next one. This helps
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