Sandra Cisneros Only Daughter

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Isolation and loneliness is a common human experience that many authors express through their writing. Sandra Cisneros’s “Only Daughter” conveys the need for attention from a father who is only interested in his hijos, his sons. Being the only Mexican-American daughter of her parents and competing for attention with her six brothers, Cisneros paints a desperate picture of how being valued as more than just a future Mexican-American wife is hard to come by. Through using ethos, repetition, and strong diction, Cisneros is able to show how important a father’s pride can be. Cisneros demonstrates her frequent emotions of isolation and desperation to feel good enough in her father’s eyes using the literary device, pathos. Throughout the essay,
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