Eleven - Kyle Daniele 10/20/08 Sandra Cisneros in Eleven...

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Kyle Daniele 10/20/08 Sandra Cisneros in “Eleven” reveals through the internal thoughts of the main character Rachel that we are composite of various experiences we undergo during each level of age: When you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four and three, and two and one. -pg. 241 When you think of children celebrating their birthday, you imagine the grin on their face stretching to each side of their cheeks as they open presents. To Rachel, her eleventh birthday is a battle to be understood and gain maturity. This exposes Rachel’s insightfulness and forms the story of an ignored girl who attempts to speak her mind and stand her ground. Cisneros writes in an elementary way to help portray the first-person view of an innocent, but complex eleven-year-old girl. Through her use of unsophisticated diction, subtle symbolism, and straightforward dialogue, Cisneros creates a short, but compelling coming of age story. Throughout, Cisneros’s use of diction pays respect to the title of the story and the
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '09 term at 東京国際大学.

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