If you’re walking down the street and you hear someone refer to an “A-bomb” there is a good chance they are describing a joint (marijuana cigarette) that also has opium or the derivative of opium , heroin, inside of it. Some refer to marijuana that has opium in it as Gong, Hocus, or Indonesian Bud. The “Indonesian Bud” name comes from the fact that opium was widely cultivated in Indonesia in earlier times and can still be cultivated there today but the vast majority of the world’s supply of the drug comes from Afghanistan.
In Chapter 4, "My Name," Esperanza says her name is "a muddy color" (10). This is an example of imagery, providing visual images or other sensory details to describe something. Another example of imagery is Esperanza's comparison of her name to "the Mexican records my father plays on Sunday mornings when he is shaving, songs like sobbing" (10). This example of imagery uses the sensory details of the sound of a song to describe the sadness of Esperanza's name. Later, Esperanza says, "At school they say my name funny as if the syllables were made out of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth" (11). She adds, "But in Spanish my name is made out of a softer something, like silver" (11). These two sentences are also examples of imagery, as they use sensory details, such as the sound and feeling of tin and the softer feeling of silver, to describe Esperanza's name.