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Esperanza Rising symbolic metaphors

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Donna Colavolpe

on 18 December 2015

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Transcript of Esperanza Rising symbolic metaphors

what is a metaphor
One metaphor In the story Esperanza Rising is on page 18 it says,
"Esperanza stood on one side and Miguel stood on the other side and the river could never be crossed"

This means they have different social classes. Miguel is poor and Esperanza is rich and they can never be together

Another metaphor from the text is when she is cracking almonds it says, " She snapped the edge of the shell and pried it apart" page 128

This means she is breaking out of her shell and she has no more protection from anyone.
Another metaphor in the story is when Abuelita is sewing the blanket it says, "Ten stitches up the mountain. Add one stitch. Nine stitches down to the bottom of the valley. Skip one." page 14

This quote means there is always going to be bad times in life and good times in life the top of the mountain are the good times and the valleys are the bad times
Grapes
One more metaphor from the text is on page 5 it says, " the heavy cluster of grapes dropped into her waiting hand"

this means that a new life is beginning and a new harvest
Esperanza Rising symbolic metaphors
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a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
The Blanket
The almond
The river
ex:
the almond
the blanket
the river
these are some symbolic metaphors in the book Esperanza Rising
the grapes
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