House on Mango Street

What does her use of figurative language on pg. 6-7 tell you about how she views her mother ? Why did she choose these images and smells ?

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She chooses figurative language like metaphor and personification to give her mother depth of feeling. She builds a very nurturing and and comforting sense of her mother.

My mother's the warm smell of bread before you bake it.

The mother's feet, plump and polite, descended...