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“My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street What does Esperanza mean when she says her name is “like the number nine”?

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1 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street What does Esperanza mean when she says her name is “like the number nine”?

2 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street “[My name] is like the number nine.” Is this a simile or metaphor?

3 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street What does Esperanza mean when she says her name is “a muddy color”?

4 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street “[My name is] a muddy color”? Is this a simile or metaphor?

5 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street What does Esperanza mean when she says her name is “the Mexican records my father plays on Sunday mornings, songs like sobbing”?

6 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street “[My name] isthe Mexican records my father plays on Sunday mornings, songs like sobbing”? Is this a simile or metaphor?

7 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street Reread paragraphs 2 and 3. In what ways is Esperanza like her grandmother?

8 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street What does Esperanza mean when she says that her grandmother “looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow”?

9 “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros from House on Mango Street Reread the last paragraph. How does Esperanza feel about her name, and how can you tell this?

10 “My Name” by Me 1.Similes showing my name. (“…my name is like…”) 2.Metaphors showing my name. (“…my name is…”) 3.What my name means. 4.How I got my name. 5.Other people who have my name. 6.How I feel about my name. 7.How my name sounds to me. 8.Other names I’d like to have.


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