The narrator in "Eleven" possesses a blend of eleven-year-old immaturity and understanding beyond her years that help define the story through the use of figurative language. She doesn't have very good control of her emotions. To break down crying because of a sweater is certainly a childish thing to do. But despite this common immaturity at her age, she still makes points that speak to adults. Adults can still remember being eleven and feeling like the narrator does. But they…...
The message that the short story Eleven by Sandra Cisneros tells is that even though you get older you’re still all the same ages you were before. Rather you be five and have to sit on you’re moms lap because you’re scared or when you’re 10 and you might say something stupid. Sandra uses the element imagery quite a bit in her short story. “…When I put one arm through one sleeve of the sweater that smells like cottage cheese,…...
Poet Maya Angelo aptly stated, “I am convinced that most people do not grow up... We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias. ” Similarly, Sandra Cisneros’s “Eleven” illuminates the enigmatic journey of growing up through the sagacious eyes of an eleven year old child. As the speaker of this work asserts, the aging process does not eradicate a person’s previous self.…...
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