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House on Mango Street1




Close Reading
Darius & the Clouds
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In the chapter Darius & the Clouds Sandra Cineros uses descriptive language and metaphors
to engage the reader in the story. In this chapter the general theme of freedom is also
exhibited when the author talks about Darius and also talks about the sky.

The sky in this chapter represents the theme of freedom. The sky is used as a metaphor to
describe freedom and how there are no boundaries and there is no limit. You can also not
have enough freedom and never get sick of having freedom. This is shown in the first
paragraph where it says, You can never have too much sky. You can fall asleep and wake
up drunk on sky, and sky can keep you safe when you are sad.

Another theme that is portrayed in this chapter is the theme of sadness and emptiness.
Throughout the story all of the characters have something that they wish they had more of
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