What are some examples of repetition in chapter 4 of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros?
In the fourth vignette, entitled "My Name," Esperanza reveals her feelings about her name, its origin, its meaning, and how society views it. At the beginning of the vignette, Esperanza repeats the word "means" to elaborate on the various definitions she associates with her name. She tells the reader that in English her name means "hope," but in Spanish, it means "too many letters." Esperanza also mentions that she feels her name means "sadness" and "waiting." There is also repetition of the word "horse" throughout the vignette as Esperanza describes her great-grandmother as a wild horse of a woman who was born in the Chinese year of the horse. The image of a horse conjures a powerful vision of a strong, confident, free being, which resembles Esperanza's great-grandmother. The word "sadness " is also repeated throughout the vignette and gives the reader insight into Esperanza's attitude and perceptions. Esperanza initially mentions that her name means sadness before saying that she...
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