The House On Mango Street

861 WordsOct 27, 20154 Pages
The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street,written by Sandra Cisneros, deals with a mexican girl named Esperanza, who grows up and dreams big in Chicago. Cisneros uses imagery, theme, and symbols to describe many things from Esperanza 's perspective. Imagery is used to describe items and people in a meaningful way. Cisneros uses various themes to show various ideas and beliefs. The symbols used describe objects and figures to portray ideas on a deeper level. Cisneros employs unique literary elements in The House on Mango Street that reflect meaningful ideas and beliefs through the narration of Esperanza. Cisneros uses imagery to represent objects, actions and ideas that appeal to us readers. This can be explained as painting a picture in your mind. In the beginning of the novel we are introduced to the new home of Esperanza: “ It 's small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you 'd think they were holding their breath” (4). The house is hope for both Esperanza and her family because it is their first house since they have always lived in an apartment or moved around. The house shows imagery because it 's a step up to the American Dream. Cisneros uses imagery to describe many characters of the novel. For example, in the chapter “ Hairs”, Esperanza describes her mother 's hair having a scent of bread when you hold or hug her: “ Sweet to put your nose into when she is holding you, holding you and you feel safe, is the warm smell of bread before

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