I Am Esperanza, I Am From Writing
I am from a poor neighborhood
From four skinny trees
I am from no speak English
From a confusing name
I am from meme Ortiz's mom
From denying were I live
I am from my neighbors
From a raggedy red apartment
I am from feeling not on mango street
I am from my grandfather's death
From grieving about his death
I am from 3 other siblings
From a messed up life
I am from loneliness
From buying friends
I am from mexico
From my family
I am from hard decisions
From people that I know with messed up lives
I am from saving sally
From being abused
I am from people who are like me
From being teased
I am from my dreams
I am from smart
From being stressed out
I am from mango street
And a poor shop across the street
From a music box in the shop
I am from freedom
I am from writing
House on Mangostreet by Michael Toczycki
The main idea of the poem is to show how difficult of a life she has.
“From a raggedy red apartment”. The theme to this poem is to show her messed up childhood.
The idea of the first part is Esperanza feeling bad about herself. The line when it says how Esperanza denies where she lives.
When esperanza sees four skinny trees it shows inner conflict. The way this shows inner conflict is by showing that she is relating herself and her siblings to the four skinny trees, in a way that shows that her and her siblings are in a bad life. The 4 skinny trees show esperanzas emotion and how bad of a life she thinks she has.
The key idea in the beginning is to show what poor environment she lives in. This shows that she is already in a bad situation. The line that conveys the idea effectively is when esperanza says she lives in a raggedy red apartment. This shows that she is in a bad situation.
these lines show a turning point by showing that esperanzas family is in a bad situation. This is shown by the death of esperanzas grandfather. She wanted to put money in to buy a kid a bike and wanted to make friends with the people that pooled in the money to help out the kid.
I‘m trying to show that esperanza has a tough life and that is her neighborhood. The line when it says, “I am from a poor shop across the street.” This shows the idea effectively because her neighborhood expresses her life. This is revealing character problems. This shows that Esperanza’s life is very bad.