Monday, October 15, 2012

Journal 7

 What Sandra Cisneros does best as a writer is that she is able to use metaphors and describes in detail as to what she see and hears to the person reading the book. An example would be on page 20, middle of the second paragraph where she says "Then he starts it up and all sorts of thing start happening. It's like all of a sudden he let go a million moths all over the dusty furniture and swan-neck shadows and in our bones. It's like drops of water. Or like marimabas only with a funny little plucked sound to it like if your were running your fingers across the teeth of a metal comb". The main theme or idea of this book I would have to say is that you should be grateful for what you have. At the end of the book she was able to get what she wanted and was able to leave the neighborhood while other people were not able to.

I believe that the environment that you live in can have a huge impact on a child's education. If a child grows up where their is alot of poverty it will stress the child and have him or her focus on the situation at home instead of school work. Also if a child grows up where there is alot of violence this could affect them and some of these kids are likely to make a wrong decision.

A child learning to count.


  1. I think the child would be focusing on staying out of danger than focusing on school.

  2. Levels of stress due to factors outside of a school definitely have a large impact on a child's ability to learn. I really sympathize with children growing up in rough neighborhoods, and I'm not sure that I would have made the right choices growing up with the same negative influences.

  3. Agreed, if a child grows up in a poor neighborhood with allot of violence, there is a more likely chance the child is going to grow up living the same unless a good role model steps in to help the child.


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