Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author. When the narrator calls her creation her “ ill-formed offspring of [her] feeble brain” she draws parallels between how parents can feel about their children when frustrated (line 1). The narrator refers to her work as a “ rambling brat” to show how difficult it is to accept something she has created (7). The narrator seems to feel this difficulty not only as an author but also as a mother. As a frustrated parent feels the narrator once again uses the metaphor of a child to describe how an author feels when their work does not turn out how they wanted.
Sandra Cisneros uses a variety of literary techniques to portray the character of eleven-year-old Rachel. The most notable of these are the similes which are used throughout the excerpt. They are used to help the reader feel specific moods, visualize different perspectives and describe Rachel’s actions and thinking. Rachel starts out explaining that she doesn’t feel as if she is eleven, she simply feels like every other age she has ever been all rolled into one. This is illustrated perfectly by her comparisons of age to onions, tree rings, and wooden dolls as if each age fits into the next as she states “when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, nine eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two and one.”(Cisneros 1) These items also show readers her child-like perspective combined with adult insights.
In Eleven by Sandra Cisneros, the author writes through the eyes of a young girl on her eleventh birthday. The girl, Rachel, attends school where she has a rather upsetting day. Racheal is characterized by the uses of tone, imagery, and syntax. Cisneros’ tone throughout the story is embarrassed and emotional. Racheal is very shy and doesn’t seem as though she would speak out for any reason she is an introvert and insightful for her age.
In Oates’ story, the conflict between Connie and her family develops from a combination of several sources, and it makes the story easier to relate to real life and thereby more meaningful as a whole. Perhaps the most significant source of the tension in her family life is Connie’s age. The story takes place as she is beginning to transition from childhood to adolescence, so her desires and attitudes are entirely understandable. She wants her freedom. Yet, like nearly every other child that experiences this, she does not entirely understand what independence entails.
Jolanda Shivers October 16, 2013 ENC 1102-10 Composition II Part 1: Generate a list of narrative essay components (refer back to pages 46-59 in your textbook). Write a one two sentence description of each component. -Thesis/main point of the paper. Thesis is the starting point you can give the readers some idea of what they are about to read in the body paragraphs. -Narration in your own words retell the story.
Clint Woods English IV AP 4th period January 30, 13 “Eleven” Sandra Ciscerno develops the remarkable characteristics that are portrayed by Rachael through the use of multiple literary techniques. Rachael, though only eleven years old, has the intellect of a woman that is much older than she is, however, her diction does reflect the typical level of language for an eleven year old. Rachael is able to explain the difficulties of growing up with pinpoint precision as she describes her embarrassment, hopelessness, and agony that she feels because of her ruthless teacher Mrs. Price. However, even while she is suffering through such a painful experience Rachael continues to remind herself of the birthday celebration that awaits her when
It is often the case that they live these vibrations an octave below the 11, that is to say at the level of the 2: which is characterized by passivity, submission, self-abnegation and dependence on others. As children, they are extremely fragile, impressionable and timid. An emotionally secure home environment is essential to their development and well-being. Keep an eye out to make sure that they don´t try and flee reality through daydreams and fantasy or running away - the sort of behavior that could result them in growing up to be adults who are literally "away with the fairies"... Music would make an excellent outlet for their emotional and sensorial expression. On the same note, keep another eye on their friendships, because they are impressionable little girls with a rather fuzzy notion of
Discuss the psychological imagery of "Where are you Going, Where have You Been?" as a dream vision Characters- Connie- 15 years old, protagonist, music was like a religion for her,she seems to be rebelling by being permiscuous, constantly argues with her mother because she always compares her to her sister June, Connie thinks her mother is Jelous of her beauty, head full of daydreams and music that feed her ideas of love, always daydreams, she wanted to seem older but still was childlike, only allowed out wih June Connie's Mother- always frustrates Coonie, Connie and her always argues, connie calls her name at the end of the story June- older sister, complete opposite of Connie, 24 over weight, still at home Arnold Friend- dangerous figure who comes to Connie’s house and threatens her, pale, almost
How she is afraid to speak up for herself. How all she can think about is that today is her birthday and it shouldn’t be going the way it is going. All she desires is to be older than she is even if she doesn’t even feel as old as she is. Cisneros does a very good job narrating through an eleven year old. She is very descriptive to get
Kate Chopin’s work “ Desiree’s Baby” is an outstanding example of hidden truths and misdirection. Desiree, the main character in this apologue, is portrayed as the picture of purity and innocence. As the story begins, When Madame and Monsieur Vlmonde found Desiree she was nothing more than an infant herself, left by a stone pillar. Why was Desiree abandoned by her family? Or—because she was of the toddling age-- simply wandered of?.