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Short Story Eleven By Sandra Cisneros

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Eleven In short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros she uses different stylistic techniques such as imagery and figurative language such as similes to create the narrator's youthful voice. The author uses imagery to make the the narrator sound like a little girl on page 3 it indicates in the following quote “ This is when I wish I wasn't eleven because all the years inside of me ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two and one are pushing at the back of my eyes when I put one arm through one sleeves of the sweater that smells like a cottage cheese” this shows that she still a little girl because as she putting it on she crying because she doesn't wanna put on the sweater it stanks and it's not hers. The author displays imagery through the story by using the quote, “ I wish I wasn't eleven because all the years inside of me ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two and one are pushing at the back of my eyes when I put one arm through one sleeves of the sweater that smells like a cottage cheese”. She compares herself to these other ages but eleven feels the same as if nothing changed. “That’s what I tell mama when’s she’s sad and needs to cry…show more content…
She says that because inside side she feels like older people have more power or authority than her. The narrator also uses these sentence because she agrees that she could have handled the situation better instead of just crying like an eleven year old girl would do when accused of something wrong. Sandra Cisneros, also uses simile toward the end of the story by saying a very important sentence in which ties up Rachel’s emotions “I want today to be far away already, far away like a runaway balloon.” This shows how Rachel’s day went bad and she was ready to go home to be by herself in her room. This is example of simile. She compares her birthday to a runaway balloon she doesn’t want to be there or she doesn’t want nothing to do with the
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