Please give me 4 similes and 4 personifications in the story...

msj | Student


Windows so small you'd think they were holding their breath..."(2)

“Four skinny trees…they grow up and they grow down and grab the earth between their hairy toes and bite the earth with violent teeth and never quit their anger” (74).

“…the moan of the wooden door as it opens and lets loose its sigh of dampness” (71).

“But I think diseases have no eyes. They pick with a dizzy finger anyone, just anyone” (58).


The kids…almost break like fancy museum vases you can’t replace” (29).

Let one forget his reason for being, they’d all droop like tulips in a glass” (74-75).

“She keeps looking around her like a wild animal in a house for the first time” (68).

“The moon is beautiful like a balloon” (68).



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The House on Mango Street

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