Sample Essay Outlines
Discuss the narrative voice and technique of The House on Mango Street.
I. Thesis Statement: In The House on Mango Street, Cisneros employs a unique narrative voice and technique that effectively reflects the theme of the novel.
II. Esperanza as the narrative voice
A. Simple vocabulary
B. Bilingual—use of Spanish terms and code switching
C. Poetic use of language
III. Structure of the novel
C. Cumulative effect of vignettes
D. Circular structure
Discuss The House on Mango Street as a feminist work of literature.
I. Thesis Statement: The House on Mango Street is a novel that...
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