Sandra Cisneros Essays & Research Papers

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  • Sandra Cisneros - 479 Words
    Cisneros, Sandra. “The House on Mango Street” New York: Vintage Books, 1994. “Sandra Cisneros biography” Your Dictionary [online] October 5, 2012 Ward 1 The Reflection “There is a junk store. An old man owns it. We brought a used refrigerator from him once” (Cisneros 19). This quote reflects on experiences on poverty. “She looked out the window her whole life; the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow” (Cisneros 11). This quote reflects on the amount of power and freedom women...
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  • Sandra Cisneros - 1045 Words
    Jacob Ledford Professor Vasconcelos Hammock English 1102M 21 January 2012 Sandra Cisneros Sandra Cisneros was born the daughter of a Mexican-American mother and a Mexican immigrant father. She grew up as the only daughter of a family of 7 children. The family frequently moved back and forth between Chicago and Mexico and she never had much time to settle anywhere. Cisneros graduated from Loyola University in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in English and eventually went on to obtain her...
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  • Eleven- Sandra Cisneros - 318 Words
    Eleven By: Sandra Cisneros The narrator in "Eleven" possesses a blend of eleven-year-old immaturity and understanding beyond her years that help define the story through the use of figurative language. She doesn't have very good control of her emotions. To break down crying because of a sweater is certainly a childish thing to do. But despite this common immaturity at her age, she still makes points that speak to adults. Adults can still remember being eleven and feeling like the narrator...
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  • Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros - 847 Words
    Caramelo By Sandra Cisneros The novel “Caramelo” by Sandra Cisneros deals with the issues of a young ¾ Mexican girl named Lala, who grows up with a father described as “traditional” and a mother described as “modern and tolerant” (grey box p. 44) In the first excerpt our main character, Lala, is in the car on the way to Mexico with her family. Before crossing the border, the kids sing title songs from American commercials and cartoons they remember. After passing the border “nobody feels like...
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  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    A Home in the Heart is Not One to Depart* In the novel, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros’s narrator, Esperanza, gradually learns there is no real correlation between a physical structure and a home; rather a home is made from things such as love, family, culture, tradition, and memories, not bricks and mortar. The opening vignette of Cisneros’s novel, introduces the reader to Esperanza’s intense feeling of displacement. Throughout the book, she feels as though she has no place...
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  • Cisneros - 813 Words
    Bobbi Locklear 09/05/13 Explication Essay An Explication of Cisneros’s “Woman Hollering Creek” In Sandra Cisneros’s short story “Woman’s Hollering Creek,” the main character is a young Mexican girl; who is experiencing, for the first time, what she believes to be love. However after getting married and leaving her “town of dust and despair,” (Cisneros 1592) she soon realizes that she took her home for granted. Cisneros includes multiple spots in her story to show Cleofilas’s transfer...
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  • Analysis and response to 8 of the stories in Sandra Cisneros' "Woman Hollering Creek"
    "BREAD" SANDRA CISNEROS I question whether these two people in the story are having an affair, back together after a divorce, or whatever? Something as simple as bread can lead to that answer. The bread is much like their relationship, actually exactly like it. "We were hungry. We went into a Bakery on Grand Avenue and bought bread. Filled the backseat. The whole car smelled of bread. Big sourdough loaves shaped like a fat ass"(Cisneros 84). It was an affair. They were lusting each other and...
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  • Analysis of Sandra Cisneros' Short Stories "Barbie-Q" and "My Tocaya"
    Two stories that are abundant with feminist views and stereotypes are Cisneros' Barbie-Q and My Tocaya. In both stories, we see characters struggle with what it means to be a woman. Cisneros explores the standards women are held up to, and the standards they make for themselves. Cisneros does a wonderful job of bringing out the worries, fears, and Otherness that women frequently grapple with in their daily lives. She writes her tales, all the while reflecting and dismantling stereotypes of...
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  • Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street": A Compare and Contrast Analysis
    In the short story "The House on Mango Street" Sandra Cisneros unfolds her childhood memories where she and her family struggled with poor living conditions on the way to their own house, and she seems to suffer from it more than anyone of the family. When one day they finally get the house of their own and her family seems to be ready to settle with it, she continues suffering because it's not "the house we'd thought we'd get" (501), the one she imagined and built up in her dreams. At that...
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  • Cisneros Essay - 565 Words
     Cisneros Essay In “Only Daughter” and “Caramelo”, Sandra Cisneros explains how being an only daughter made her feel abandoned and erased by her family. But it also impacts her future because it transformed her into a strong independent women and a prominent writer. In “Only Daughter” Cisneros writes, “Being an only daughter in a family of six sons forced me by circumstance to spend a lot of time by myself because my brother felt it beneath them to play with a girl in...
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  • Analysis of "Eleven" by Cisneros
    “Eleven” Analysis Poet Maya Angelo aptly stated, “I am convinced that most people do not grow up... We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” Similarly, Sandra Cisneros’s “Eleven” illuminates the enigmatic journey of growing up through the sagacious eyes of an eleven year old child. As the speaker of this work asserts, the aging process does not eradicate a person’s previous self....
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  • Irony of, "A Good man is hard to find"
    Sebastian Aristizabal Professor Daniels Born: December, 20 1954- Currently living Raised: Chicago Illinois. Studied in Iowa. Family: Mexican. School/education: Famous works: The house of mango street, Caramelo, My wicked, wicked ways, Woman hollering creek Characters: Mostly rights about life of a female Mexican in the United States. Prizes: Orange prize in England Influences: Mexican Family, Hispanic friends, Chicago Illinois. Literary Criticism #1 Spanglish is currently recognized...
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  • The Journey of Childhood - 1098 Words
     The Journey of Childhood Sandra Cisneros creates a magnificent description of the struggles that children go through in her novel, Woman Hollering Creek. The children in her stories experience unfortunate events, which will affect their future. In “Eleven”, “Barbie Q” and “Mexicans” she tells the stories of three little Hispanic girls who are part of the lower class. The girls are seen differently because they are not the “ideal” Americans. Throughout the stories they learn important...
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  • Themes of a Marginalized Culture - 2363 Words
    Themes of the Marginalized Culture There are countless genres of literature throughout the world. From fiction, to nonfiction, biographies and autobiographies, they are all different. Yet they all share a common purpose which is to convey a message. Some pieces of literature known as autoethnographic texts are written to illustrate the hardships of people in contact zones. Contact zones are areas in which two different cultures meet and live in very different ways. This often creates an...
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  • The Importance of Blood - 909 Words
    eleven A Hard Time Literary Essay On The Story “Eleven” By Ivan Chen 4-209 A Hard Time Ivan Chen Class 4-209 “Eleven” was an interesting memoir written by the author Sandra Cisneros. It is basicially about Rachel (main character) when it was her eleventh birthday she didn’t even feel eleven. Sometimes she felt like 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, or even 3 years old. In school, she was told to keep a red sweater left over for months...
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  • The Women on Mango Street - 1634 Words
    The Women on Mango Street "Esperanza. I have inherited [my great grandmother's] name, but I don't want to inherit her place by the window." Young Esperanza's opening thoughts in Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street begins with the introduction of a surprisingly insightful disadvantaged Hispanic girl named Esperanza, who has just moved into a poor Latino neighborhood. Esperanza's opening remarks foreshadow a theme that continues to develop throughout the entire novel, cumulating piece by...
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  • House on Mango Street: Four Skinny Trees
    The Trees of Hope and Courage In The House on Mango Street, the author Sandra Cisneros takes you into a completely different world through the eyes of a young, insecure Esperanza growing up in a poor section of Chicago. A vignette that especially stood out was “Four Skinny Trees”. In this vignette Esperanza is describing four skinny trees that are overlooked and underappreciated. Cisneros uses powerful personification techniques that not only create vivid images but trigger intense...
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  • ENG 2360 Final Exam Study Guide
    • Post-modernism After war world 2-reflects modernists cycle of disillusionment alienation • Metafiction Readers always aware that they are in a fiction characters know that they are in a story • Anti-hero A protagonist who lacks heroic virtues and qualities. Ex: Leroy from Lowlands • Motif Repeated word or image Ex: BIRDS are a motif in the Aguero Sisters • Button -Cisneros' own term for a detailed image/short scene can be inserted into similar stories • Magical realism...
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  • Barbie-Q - 495 Words
    MINH TRAN – DMA # 1 Barbie-Q By Sandra Cisneros Cisneros opens her tale with a possessive pronoun: “yours”, which confounds readers and draw their immediate attention. Without delay, they are then brought into the world of Barbie Dolls: “yours is the one with mean eyes and a ponytail” and “mine is the one with bubble hair”. Here, we are overwhelmed with details of the dolls’ costumes - “Red Flair”, “sophisticated A-line coatdress with a Jackie Kennedy pillbox hat”, “white gloves”, etc. -...
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  • Salvador - 649 Words
    English 9 Responsibility Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover" and wondered what it meant? Sandra Cisneros, author of the short story, "Salvador Late or Early", creates a frame of mind and brings fourth a sad and sympathetic feeling within the reader towards Salvador; who is a young boy with more weight on his shoulder than any average kid his size should have to bare. Cisneros uses imagery, diction, and characterizes Salvador as solitary, troubled, and as...
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  • Woman Hollering Creek - 1219 Words
    Woman Hollering Creek “Woman Hollering Creek” is the title story of a book of short stories written by Sandra Cisneros in 1991. Each story in the book deals with women’s dreams, aspiration, disappointment and realities. Some stories deal with these issues when the women are young girls, some when they are adolescent and some as adults. The main character in “Woman Hollering Creek” is a young bride that quickly learns that what she has seen on TV and read in magazines is not the reality of...
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  • English Composition Ii - 1319 Words
    Engl. Comp. II “The House on Mango Street” In “The House on Mango Street”, author Sandra Cisneros presents a young girl, named Esperanza, growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Esperanza Cordero is searching for a release from the low expectations and restrictions that Latino society often imposes on its young women. Cisneros draws on her own background to supply the reader with accurate views of Latino society today. In A Home in the Heart: Sandra Cisneros’s “the House on Mango...
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  • Symbols in“the Gilded Six Bits” Zora Neale Hurston
    Coins, quilts and a creek, what could these three things possibly have in common? They are all symbols of love, freedom, family and legacy. In “The Gilded Six Bits” by Zora Neale Hurston the coins represent Joe and Missie Mae’s relationship. In “Women Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros the creek represents a bridge to the past and the future for Cleofilas. In “Use” by Alice Walker the quilts represent family legacy and what happens when families disagree about that legacy. In “The Six Gilded...
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  • Women Hollering Creek - 1425 Words
    Waiting for Freedom In the story "Woman Hollering Creek" Sandra Cisneros discusses the issues of living life as a married woman through a character named Cleofilas; a character who is married to a man who abuses her physically and mentally .Cisneros reveals the way the culture puts a difference between a male and a female, men above women. Cisneros has been famous about writing stories about the latino culture and how women are treated; she explain what they go through as a child, teen and when...
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  • The House on Mango Street: Seeking Independence
    In the book The House on Mango Street, author Sandra Cisneros presents a series of vignettes that involve a young girl, named Esperanza, growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Esperanza Cordero is searching for a release from the low expectations and restrictions that Latino society often imposes on its young women. Cisneros draws on her own background to supply the reader with accurate views of Latino society today. In particular, Cisneros provides the chapters "Boys and Girls" and...
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  • house on mango street - 4704 Words
    The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street strings together the author’s beliefs and personal experiences and jam-packs them all into a great book. It is about a young gir named Esperanza goring up in an impoverished area. In the book both the Alicia and Esperanza believe that education and writing is a way to better life. Through these characters Cisneros shows that education offers a kind of freedome....
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  • The House on Mango Street - 754 Words
    Devon Kendrick November 6, 2013 Suzanne Weber ENC 1102 Argument Essay 2 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Growing up I experience some bad times that really got me wondering if my life would ever get better because of my current situation; however my life got better and I’m living a great life. In the case of Esperanza and her family they’re living a bad lifestyle and it doesn’t get any better from when they move from house to house or apartment from apartment. Although...
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  • for the ones who cannot out
    Marci Z. PLS 201- L24 Assignment #1 09/22/13 “For the Ones who cannot out” Esperanza’s name means hope, and her legacy she leaves behind can give the trapped women in her neighborhood faith that they too will be able to leave this place behind. In Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street, Esperanza Cordero realizes that she really can’t leave from Mango Street, a rundown neighborhood in Chicago. In Esperanza’s journey, she yearns to leave while other women such as Sally, Minerva, and...
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  • Woman Hollering Creek - Short story
    Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories is a book of short stories published in 1991 by San Antonio-based Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros. The collection reflects Cisneros's experience of being surrounded by American influences while still being familially bound to her Mexican heritage as she grew-up north of the Mexico-US border. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories These tales focus on the social role of women, and their...
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  • Woman Hollering Creed - 1375 Words
    Morgan Sneed ENGL2006 Sandra Cisneros is an American writer best known for her first novel The House on Mango Street and her subsequent short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. Her work experiments with literary forms and investigates emerging subject positions, which Cisneros herself attributes to growing up in a context of cultural hybridity and economic inequality that endowed her with unique stories to tell. Cisneros's early life provided many experiences she...
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  • Women of Hollering Creek - 1145 Words
    Professor Barclay ENG1002 12 October 2008 Literary Analysis Essay from Feminist Perspective When Sandra Cisneros wrote “Women of Hollering Creek” she reflected back on her own life experiences. This is a story that is told from the female perspective from start to finish. Like the lead character, Cleofilas, Cisneros is Mexican-American and the only daughter in a family that has seven children. Cisneros studied creative writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned her Masters of Fine...
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  • Lierary Response #1 House on Mango Street
    Literary Response #1: In the vignette-styled novel, The House on Mango Street written by Sandra Cisneros, the vignette titled, “There was an Old Woman She Had So Many Children She Didn’t Know What to Do”, may seem insignificant at first when Cisneros begins to describe a woman with a lot of troubled children, a common scenario in neighborhoods such as Mango Street. Then as we delve deeper into the passage, we begin to realize that the mother, Rosa Vargas, is neglectful, which may not be...
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  • Summer reading packet - 1924 Words
    SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT NAME: BRYCE HARDY 10TH GRADE _THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET_ Before returning to school next school year, you will need to read _THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET_ BY SANDRA CISNEROS and complete this assignment. This organizer is intended to guide your reading and focus your thoughts in preparation for the discussions, summer reading quiz and writing assignments you will engage in when you return in September. By carefully completing this assignment over the summer, you will...
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  • mango street - 1610 Words
    YOU MAY HAVE A HOUSE BUT NOT A HOME In the novel The house on Mango Street, written by Sandra Cisneros many themes are discussed but one major theme is a house but not a home, homelessness, which catches a reader’s attention. Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in the year of 1954. Sandra Cisneros is a brilliant writer. Her novel is read not only by adults but also by children. This novel is used in elementary school, middle school, high school and even Universities and all because...
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  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster: Various Ideas and Methods in Literature
    How To Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster presents various ideas and methods that are applied in literature in a form of a guide. Many Ideas presented in the book can be found in other books. For example, The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros uses concepts such as sex, geography, and symbolism to focus/describe other topics. In The House On Mango Street, the main character, Esperanza, describes the hairs of her family members. The way she describes her family member's...
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  • Bless Me Ultima Paper
    Good vs. Evil According to Wikipedia, “In religion, ethics, and philosophy, the dichotomy “Good vs. Evil” refers to the location on a linear spectrum of objects, desires, or behaviors, the good direction being morally positive, and the evil direction morally negative” (Wikipedia, Good and Evil). The archetype “Good vs. Evil” had a significant influence on many Chicano literary works and today is one of the most common themes found within Chicano Literature. In the following paper I am going...
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  • Only Daughter - 458 Words
    Title: Only Daughter Author: Sandra Cisneros Bio: Sandra was born in Chicago, Illinois in December 20, 1954. She was the only daughter in a poor Mexican family of 6 brothers. Being the only girl caused her to isolate herself and look to reading and writing as a form communication for herself. Her first novel was “The House on Mango Street” which deals with growing up in Chicago as a Latino. She received several award including the “Before Columbus American Book Award” and two “National...
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  • Barbie-Q Text Explication
    “Every time the same story. Your Barbie is roommates with my Barbie, and my Barbie’s boyfriend comes over and your Barbie steals him, okay? Kiss kiss kiss. Then the two Barbies fight. You dumbbell! He’s mine. Oh no he’s not, you stinky! Only Ken’s invisible, right? Because we don’t have money for a stupid-looking boy doll when we’d both rather ask for a new Barbie outfit next Christmas. We have to make do with your mean-eyed Barbie and my bubblehead Barbie and our one outfit apiece not...
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