Monday, October 15, 2012

Journal 7

     I think that Sandra Cisneros does a great job of sense detail and metaphors. She has a way with putting you there inside of her neighborhood. one example is from page five "But the house on mango street is not the way they told it at all. It's small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you'd think they were holding their breath." you can see the small house with extra small windows in your mind.
The themes that stand out to me are she wants to help the community she is in. That is why she wrote this book. She tells the stories of people that are less fortunate than her and cannot escape the neighborhood.


A younger child uneasy about his class.
  The education factor i think is important is Acceleration. Many children go to school to learn and many do so at a higher rate that others. With the ability to advance in classes, it allows children that have a higher learning ability to test out and advance to a more challenging class. Many important social characters have done this including Dr. Martin Luther Kind JR. There are downfalls to this factor tho. Many students that do advance are the center of many bullies for being smarter, smaller and younger in the class.


  1. I agree with you about having diverse levels of education. The No Child Left Behind method seems to force a lower level of education on some children that could be learning at a higher level, and I don't believe that it is appropriate to hold some children back for the benefit of others.

  2. I also liked her use of metaphors, she really knew how to put you in her life like you were there. I never really thought about the accelerated classes. I think that it is best to put advanced children in a different class so they don't get bored and so the slower kids can get a chance to ask questions and actually learn the lesson. I think bullying is a big issue.

  3. Her use of metaphors and similes i also thought was her strength in writing. Bullying is one of the main problems in schools now a days and can affect the children greatly to learn, but also effects them emotionally which can turn out bad in all circumstances.


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