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What are six metaphors (with page numbers) from The House on Mango Street?

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melmel654 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted February 16, 2010 at 6:21 AM via web

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What are six metaphors (with page numbers) from The House on Mango Street?

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cetaylorplfd | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 27, 2010 at 9:06 AM (Answer #1)

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Some examples of metaphors in The House on Mango Street are as follows:

"Until then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor." (9)

"You can never have too much sky." (33)

"Today we are Cinderella because our feet fit exactly. . ." (40)

"But I think diseases have no eyes." (59)

"Everything is holding its breath inside me.  Everything is waiting to explode like Christmas." (73)

"You will always be Mango Street." (105)

Metaphors are figures of speech that make direct comparisons between two seemingly unrelated things.  Explore your interpretation of the story to see how the above lines are metaphors in Esperanza's story.

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