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I guess my feminism and my race are the same thing to me. They’re tied in one to another, and I don’t feel an alliance or an allegiance with upper-class white women. I don’t. I can listen to them and on some level as a human being I can feel great compassion and friendships; but they have to move from their territory to mine, because I know their world. But they don’t know mine. Sandra Cisneros, Chicana Feminist Thought

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Sandra Cisneros: anniversary on Mango St.

Author and poet Sandra Cisneros - Her work, "The House on Mango Street," sold over 2 million copies.

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Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros ... I’m an aim-well, shoot-sharp, sharp-tongued, sharp-thinking, fast-speaking, foot-loose, loose-tongued, let-loose, woman-on-the-loose loose woman. Beware, honey. I’m Bitch. Beast. Macha. Wachale! Ping! Ping! Ping! I break things.

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Sandra Cisneros uses stories to illustrate the troubles that young adolescents face when dealing with issues of their own ethnicity. The stories she tells are arranged in a way that the language makes the reader feel disjointed, much like the character, Esperenza feels throughout the story. She uses language to encourage the reader to feel a sense of empathy for the characters.

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