Gary Soto recreates the experience of a six-year old stealing for the first time. He uses several literary devices to successfully portray the mind of a guilty six-year old.
The diction in the essay is simplistic as it is written from a child's point of view. The imagery in the essay was very descriptive, mostly about the pie and his guilty conscience, along with not sharing with Cross-Eyed Johnny. He failed to mention the weather or details of his surroundings, such as the store, houses, trees, and sidewalks. He failed to mention these concepts as they are something an older person would rememb