How do esperanza vivid similes such as those in this story (" the nose of that yellow Cadillac was all pleated like an alligators" [p25)] or these in LAUGHTER (" ice cream bells giggle or laughter like a pile of dishes beeaking" [p 17]) set the tone throughtout the novel?
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Answered by jill d #170087
The similes provide humor and a light-hearted tone that entertains the reader. Even while describing sometimes poor condition, the language used in the novel provokes a smile.