The author Sandra Cisneros, captures the innocence and insecurity of a
teennageer named Rachel, that experiences a mixed of emotions during scholl when
she calls girls in her class \'\'stupid.\'\' The diction as we can see is very
normal for the audience to understand, because the main character is only eleven
years old. The content of the essay is composed of simple language that
charaterized Rachel, as a normal teenager that is going through transitions by
growing up. One of the major reasons for easy interpretation and connection is
done by the effective use of syntax, and tone. The reader can comprehend the
estate of mind and the athsmosphere that Rachael was involved, because Cisneros
captures the personality that Rachel had every time she became older. For
example, we see Rachels insecurity when she repeateded her thoughts through out
the passage. The introduccion to the story is composed of numbers. The
significance of them has a powerful meaning to Rachel. They express the fellings
of yesterday, but the only diffeence to her is that today she is eleven and
yesterday she was ten. Rachel brings out her innocence when she says\'\' Like some
days you might say nothing stupid, and that\'s the part of you that \'s still
ten\'\'. By doing this the author uses simple language to connect with the
audience by the use of simmilies. For example, when Rachel created a connection
between the ring inside a tree and the way people grow. The interpretation to
this could be that humans like to relate to the past in order to a be better
person in the future and to understand how life works. Another important fact,
is when Rachel said, \'\' Mamma is making a cake for me for tonight, and when Papa
comes home everybody will sing Happy birthday, happy bithday to you.\'\' Here we
see that family was a big part in her life, she uses happy memories with her
family to get away from the horror and abused that she experienced at school.

The tone of the passage is of a typical eleven grader, it is express in
thoughtful ways, how Rachel understood things in order to make sense of her
feelings and thoughts.