1. On the day this story takes place, Rachel, who has just turned 11, wants to be 102 years old. (A) Why does she choose this age? (B) What does her wish say about her understanding of power and authority? 2. Identify and discuss the figurative language used in the following passages. (A) State whether the figure of speech is a simile or a metaphor, (B) explain what is being compared, and (C) discuss the point that is being made. “Because the way you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one. That’s how being eleven years old is” (6-7).“I wish I was anything but eleven, because I want today to be far away already, far away like a runaway balloon, like a tiny o in the sky, so tiny-tiny you have to close your eyes to see it” (9). 3. A) What are your thoughts about Mrs. Price? (B) Why does she behave the way she does?Thanks..