ELEVEN



Eleven
By
Sandra Cisneros

The author Sandra Cisneros, captures the innocence and insecurity of a teennageer named
Rachel, that experiences a mixed of emotions during scholl when she calls girls in her class \'\'stupid.\'\'
The diction as we can see is very normal for the audience to understand, because the main
character is only eleven years old. The content of the essay is composed of simple language that
charaterized Rachel, as a normal teenager that is going through transitions by growing up. One of the
major reasons for easy interpretation and connection is done by the effective use of syntax, and
tone. The reader can comprehend the estate of mind and the athsmosphere that Rachael was
involved, because Cisneros captures the personality that Rachel had every time she became older.
For example, we see Rachels insecurity when she repeateded her thoughts through out the passage.
The introduccion to the story is composed of numbers. The significance of them has a
powerful meaning to Rachel. They express the fellings of yesterday, but the only diffeence to her is
that today she is eleven and yesterday she was ten. Rachel brings out her innocence when she says\'\'
Like some days you might say nothing stupid, and that\'s the part of you that \'s still ten\'\'. By doing this
the author uses simple language to connect with the audience by the use of simmilies. For example,
when Rachel created a connection between the ring inside a tree and the way people grow. The
interpretation to this could be that humans like to relate to the past in order to a be better person in
the future and to understand how life works.
Another important fact, is when Rachel said, \'\' Mamma is making a cake for me for tonight,
and when Papa comes home everybody will sing Happy birthday, happy bithday to you.\'\' Here we
see that family was a big part in her life, she uses happy memories with her family to get away from
the horror and abused that she experienced at school. The tone of the passage is of a typical eleven
grader, it is express in thoughtful ways, how Rachel understood things in order to make sense of
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