The House On Mango Street

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Relating an Author to a Reader "Sandra Cisneros is one of the most brilliant of today's young writers. Her work is sensitive, alert, nuanceful"¦ right with music and picture." _Gwendolyn Brooks. This is a quote that describes The House on Mango Street. Her style of creates an impression in every reader's heart without a wasted word. She does that by using many unique styles of writing for instance imageries and alliteration. After reading all of her vignettes for the past few weeks, I can tell that her style in writing is different yet similar to mine. I would have to say we are more similar than we are different.

As mentioned before, Sandra's Cisneros's style of writing is unique. Still, her writing still has some similarities to mine. For example she uses a great deal of imagery, so do I. When you read her writing the words appeals to your senses.

For instances "But my mother's hair, my mother's hair, like little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty because she pinned it in pincurls all day, sweet to put on your nose into when she is holding you, holding you and you feel safe, is the warm smell of bread before you bake it, is the smell when she makes room for you on her side, of the bread still warm with her skin, and you sleep near her, the rain falling and Papa snoring." This sentence shows a lot of imagery, metaphors and repetitions. Naturally, for my own writing, I use a lot of imagery and some metaphors too. For example " Her lips were red like roses that bloomed beautifully into the morning sky, her eyes were carefully lined with a delicate black eyeliner, her face was firmed and round with nothing but...