April 30, 2013
Narrative- “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros
In “Only Daughter,” Sandra describes her struggled life of being an only daughter of a Mexican-American family with six sons. She uses Spanish words to explain her family’s background and tradition. She explains how she accomplished her goal because of father wanting her to get married. She explains her life with past and recent events.
Description- “Words left Unspoken” by Leah Hager Cohen
In the story “Words Left Unspoken,” Leah describes her relationship with her grandfather. Leah describes thoroughly what her grandpa would do to catch her attention, or to speak to them without having to talk. She also explains how her grandmother, father lived in a small place where you couldn’t even stretch out your arms without hitting the other person in the room.
Comparison and contrast- “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee
In the story “Two Ways to Belong in America,” Bharati describes her sisters and her relationship. They are on different sides of in the debate over the status of immigrants. Mukherjee tells us the differences between her sisters and herself live since they had gotten in America. She makes the essay with sympathy saying that she believed that people that worked in the U.S. should be able to become immigrants.
Classification and Division- “Mothers Tongue” by Amy Tan
In the story “Mother Tongue,” Amy describes how she changes the way she speaks when she’s with her mother. She and her husband don’t notice when she changes English because they are so used to it. Amy also explains how her mother’s tongue was the one to help her get her senses with the world.