Read the passages from "A Smart Cookie" by Sandra
Cisneros and "An Hour with Abuelo" by Judith Ortiz Cofer.
In these passages, the purpose of both authors most
likely is to emphasize the importance of
Today while cooking oatmeal she is Madame Butterfly until
she sighs and points the wooden spoon at me. I could've
been somebody, you know? Esperanza, you go to school.
For four years I boarded with a couple she knew. I paid my
rent in labor, and I ate vegetables I grew myself. I wore my
clothes until they were thin as parchment. But I graduated
at the top of my class!
O hard work.
O healthy eating
Its C education
took the test and it is correct on e d g e n u i t y.
as you read the passage below, consider how dana gioia uses
evidence, such as facts or examples, to support claims.
reasoning to develop ideas and to connect claims and evidence.
stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, to add power to the ideas expressed.
Cisneros and "An Hour with Abuelo" by Judith...