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"I SPY" Literary Terms in House of Mango Street!

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"I SPY" Literary Terms in "The House on Mango Street"!
Characterization
"I SPY"
Characterization
on page 21, Chapter: Meme Ortiz & page 23, Chapter: Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin.
"I SPY"
Imagery
on page 6, Chapter: Hairs.
Setting
Imagery
Rosa Atkinson
11/15/13
Period: 6

Symbolism
Irony
"But my mother's hair, my mother's hair, like those little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty...,sweet to put to your nose into when shes holding you,......is the smell of warm bread before you bake it."
Imagery

used in

" The House on Mango Street"

is used to describe Esperanza's mom hair. The characteristics of her mom's hair is reflecting by most of the 5 senses. Mostly is determined by smell and sight.
Hyperbole
"I SPY"
Setting
on page 3, Chapter: The House on Mango Street & page 45, Chapter: A Rice Sandwich.
"The house on Mango Street is ours......"
Setting
is used in
" The House on Mango Street"
to point out where Esperanza and her family lives. The title is basically a dead giveaway,
but on page 3 it shows that Esperanza lives house on Mango Street. On page 5 it shows where the house is on Mango Street.
"You don't live far. You live across the boulevard."
".....pointing to a row of ugly three - flats...."
Page 45
Page 3
"I SPY"
Hyperbole
on page 45, Chapter: A Rice Sandwich.
"As you can she she is very skinny. I hope to God she does not faint."
Hyperbole
is used in
"The House on Mango Street"
to exaggerate about Esperanza walking home from school everyday. Her mom exaggerated in a letter claiming she could faint any moment. Basically just because she is too skinny, if she walks home from school during lunch , she "supposedly" might faint.
"I SPY"
Irony
on page 55, Chapter: The First Job.
"... would I please give him a birthday kiss. I thought I would because he was so old and just as I was about to put my lips on his cheek , he grabs my face and kisses me hard on the mouth and doesnt let go."
Irony
was used in
"The House on Mango Street"
to describe a man that Esperanza thought was a old man who meant no harm, but winded up being a creeper. Irony is supposed to mean tho opposite of something you expected it to be. Especially the man who she thought was an innocent old man.
"I SPY"
Symbolism
on page 10, Chapter: My Name.
"In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting. It is like the number nine. A muddy color."
Symbolism
is used in
"The House on Mango Street"
to symbolize the meaning of Esperanza's name. Esperanza uses different meanings to describe her name.
" The dog is dressed in a dog suit, and runs the same way its owner does, clumsy and wild and with limbs flopping all over the place like untied shoes."
"Louie's girl cousin is older than us. Her name is Marin or Maris or something like that, and she wears dark nylons all the time and lots of makeup gets free from selling Avon."
Page 21
Page 23
Charecterization
is used in
"The House On Mango Steet"
to describe many characters, for instance, Louie's cousin, Marin and the next door neighbor, Meme Ortiz.
Characterization
describes Meme as a clumsy person. Also it determines Marin likes dark nylons and wears make-up.
Theme
Tone
"I SPY"
Tone
on page 56, Chapter: Papa Who Wake Up Tired in the Dark.
".....my brave Papa cries. I've never seen my Papa cry and don't know what to do."
Tone
is used in
"The House On Mango Street"
to describe the sad tone of the scene. Esperanza's tone is sad, because she is comforting her father, because her father's dad died.
"I SPY"
Theme
on page 4, Chapter: The House on Mango.
Citations
1.http://www.stephstuff.com/esafe/images/Fainting1.gif
2.http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=kiss+clip+art&go=&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=kiss+clip
3.Clip Art

"That's why Mama and Papa looked for a house, and that's why we moved into the house on Mango Street, far away, on the other side of town."
Theme
is used in
"The House On Mango Street"
to present the main idea of the story. The main idea of the story is basically Esperanza's life is living in the house on Mango Street.
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