House on Mango Street

Craft And Structure

The Question Is ' Coisneros said that In writing, The House On Mango Street she '' was trying to write something that cross between fiction and poetry, are these vignettes ( short, written sotry, or sketch, more like poetry or more like fiction?


I'm suppose to write my opinion are these vignettes? Please help me, Thank you :)



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Writing in the voice of the adolescent Esperanza, Cisneros created a series of interlocking stories or vignettes, alternately classified as a novel and as a collection of prose poems because of the vivid and poignant nature of the language. Most of the characters in the novel are not made up, as Cisneros writes about real people that she encountered in her lifetime. 

Cisneros incorporated her major concerns into the novel, as she wrote about conflicts directly related to her upbringing, including divided cultural loyalties, feelings of alienation, and degradation associated with poverty. Cisneros' work also explores other issues that are important to her: feminism, love, oppression, and religion.