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"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 questions: 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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