House On Mango Street Literary Devices

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Have you ever wondered why authors use literary devices exactly?. Do you know of the author named Sandra Cisneros?. Authors use literal and figurative language in their text such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and others. They use these in order to express the specific theme of a literary work. One author who benefits from this is Sandra Cisneros, she applies literary devices to communicate her message in The House on Mango Street, a short book. The narrative is about a 12-year old girl named Esperanza who tries to seek freedom and discover herself. Esperanza goes through this process by attempting to define herself using her name, getting influenced by Sire, and admitting her identity at the end of the book. Esperanza feels as if her name is holding her back from showing who she is, she does not believe it makes a good impression on her. In the story the author expresses this by using sensory detail, “I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees.”…show more content…
Sandra was able to express Esperanzas rollercoaster of emotions through literary devices so we could have a better understanding. Authors use Sandra’s method as well, to give us those realistic feelings associated with literary devices to help us make sense of what they’re writing. The central idea in The House on Mango Street is that Esperanza was just struggling for self-definition. This central idea was supported by Esperanza’s desire for a new name, Sire’s influence on her, and wrapping up her personality.I believe we can all learn from this book and realize that everyone has a phase like this, it might be difficult figuring out who you are. Although, once you do figure it out, never forget who you really were, Esperanza promised to never forget who she once
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