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Sandra Cisneros

 .  Amanda Coelho.GROUP Álvaro Lordêlo.  Romulo Mascarenhas.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  The daughter of a Mexican father and a Mexican-American mother.  Cisneros is the author of four books of poetry and two books of short stories. Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954.  She worked as a teacher to high school dropouts.  She often dedicates her books to her mother. .


 Closed structure.  .  It has narrator. characters.  It’s always published in a book. point of view and plot  Lesser than novel or romance.WHAT’S A SHORT STORY? Fictional text.  Only one conflict and one climax. never alone.

SOME QUESTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU UNDERSTANT A SHORT STORY? Who? What? When? Where? How?  Who are main characters?  What's happen in short story?  What’s moment and Where’s happen story?  Who’s narrate? How? Is narrator outside or inside of the story?  .

A RICE SANDWICH’S CHARACTERS Sister Superior Esperanza Esperanza’s mother .

 After three days.  They don’t eat meat. . the mother makes the sandwich and a child goes to the school with your mother’s letter and a rice sandwich.A RICE SANDWICH  The child would want your mother to make a sandwich and write a note to the principal so it could eat in the canteen.  The Sister Superior read the mother’s letter.

 Then Sister Superior was sorry and said the child could eat in the canteen. lots of boys and girls watched while the child cried and ate her cold rice sandwich. .A RICE SANDWICH  The Sister Superior was angry and the child started to cry.  In the canteen.

feeling bad because you have done something wrong? I felt so ashamed of my behavior. BLOW – verb. past tense blew). 2. BOULEVARD – noun. something is true ot will happen :I bet he’s late. If the wind blows. I BET informal something you say to show that you are certain. 2. A wide road in a town or city. it moves and makes currents of air: A cool sea breeze was blowing. To force air out throught your mouth: I blew on my coffee to cool it. Avenue. 1. BET – risk money on the result of a game or competition? I bet him a dollar that I was right. (present participle blowing. .VOCABULARY     ASHAMED – adj. 1.

When someone steals money from a bank. HOLLERED AT – verb. containing or covered with fat or oil: greasy food. EMPTY – adj.          CANTEEN – noun. A restaurant in an office. EITHER – used in negative sentences to mean thet something else is also true: The food was bad and it wasn’t cheap either. HOLD OUT – noun. Very religious or pure: a holy man. with nothing or no one inside: an empty house / empty bottles. 2. HOLD UP – noun. To say something very loudly: ”Look out!” she shouted. to suddenly become unconscious for a short time. HOLY – 1. using force. / I was angry and I shouted at him.. FAINT – verb. Something that makes you move slowly or makes you late: There were several hold-ups on the motorway. shop or car. 1. GREASY – adj. feeling like everything is turning round and as if you might fall. Shout. etc. factory. DIZZY – adj. . Relating to a religion or a God: the holy city of Jerusalem. or school. When you have something in your hand. 2.

to be important: We were late. ROW – noun. ON THE OTHER HAND – used when you are comparing two different ideas or opinions: On the one hand. A member of a group of religious women living away from other people. to move. I don’t want to work more. (skinnier. skinniest) too thin. NOSE – noun. not confident. the person in charge of a school or college. SHY – adj. PRINCIPAL – noun. . NODDED – verb. I’d like more money but on the other hand. NECK – noun. the part of the body between your head and your shoulders. 1. your head up and down as a way of agreeing: I asked Barbara if she liked him and she nodded. astraight line of people or things: a row of chairs.           MATTER – verb. SKINNY – adj. the part of your face that you breathe through and smell with NUN – noun. especially about meeting new people: He was too shy to say anything to her. / It doesn’t matter. but it didn’t seem to matter. RAGGEDY – (clothes) person with clothes ragged.

WRIST – noun. 1. The time when you can or must do something. TROUBLE – noun. In a way which you do not know or do not understand: Don’t worry. when someone feels pain or feels sadness and worry: human suffering. / Somehow they managed to get in. 1. Problems: We had trouble finding somewhere to park. SUFFERING – noun. conjunction. Until: The supermarker is open till midnight. TURN – noun. usually before or after someone else: You’ll have to be patient and wait your turn. the part of your body between your hand and your arm. to shout something very loudly: the policeman yelled at them to stop. SOMEHOW – adv. we’ll fix it somehow. YELL – verb.       . TILL – preposition.

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