"Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros- Reflective Questions by 3NLcFyD2


									                   "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros- Reflective Questions

Partner up. Then, take turns reading the story to one another, taking notes on anything
that stands out to you. Finally, with your partner, completely answer the following

1. What point of view is this story written in? Could this story be as powerful if it was
written in a different point of view? Why or why not?

2. What is imagery? Copy down a solid example from the story? What senses are being
described here? Why is this a strong example and how does it enhance the story?

3. What is diction? Write down four words from the story that stood out to you and your
partner. Why do these words stand out? Why do you think Cisneros chose to use these
words instead of others with similar meanings?

4. What is a simile? Write down an example from the story that you particularly enjoyed
or connected with. Why is this simile effective?

5. Cisneros uses repetition often in "Eleven". Give one example. Why do you think she
repeated these words or phrases?

6. What is tone (define the term)? What is the tone of this story? How is it developed?

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