Quick Write

A theme is a central idea in a piece of writing or other work of art.

What theme or themes did you notice in “Woman Hollering Creek?”

Female Mexican Stereotypes

  1. The Virgin
  2. La Malinche
  3. La Llorona

La Llorona Prezi

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2019 The Curse of La Llorona

Analysis vs Summary

Summary versus Analysis. What is the difference?

What does it mean to analyze literature?

“Woman Hollering Creek”

What are some themes, recurring topics or ideas, that you have noticed?

Lets come up with a list of characters.

Arguable Thesis

Start with what interests you, to develop a point of analysis. You can choose a character, theme, issue, context, patterns, metaphors, authors style or language, etc. What is standing out to you and then you can develop that into a thesis.

You will be arguing that your analysis of the work is valid.

Developing Strong Thesis Statements

In Woman Hollering Creek, Sandra Cisneros is recasting traditional negative Mexican female archetypes in a positive light.

Alternate Interpretation

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