Figurative Language In The Pie, By Gary Soto

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The pie by Gary Soto tells the story of a six years old boy. This boy lets the temptation get the best of him leading him to steal a pie. He struggles with the guilt throughout the story feeling as if he has disappointed everyone even though know one knew. Soto uses figurative language such as personification, allusion, metaphors, and similes to entertain the reader. His main intention is entertain but I can argue that he wrote the story to inform as well. He wants the reader to know the consequences for stealing. Furthermore, it reads "My face was sticky with guilt". This might inform the reader giving the message as to why one should not steal because even though you don't get caught you will live with the

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