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Immigrant Blues

Immigrant Blues

  

by Li-Young Lee

Immigrant Blues: Soon you will be inside this quiz Quiz

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Q. Which story does the speaker call "Patterns of Love in Peoples of Diaspora"?


The conversation between him and his father
The conversation between him and his lady friend
The conversation between him and his son
He doesn't use that title
Q. What is the last title the speaker gives?


"The Child Who'd Rather Play than Study"
"Loss of the Homeplace and the Defilement of the Beloved"
"I Want to Sing but I Don't Know Any Songs"
"Immigrant Blues"
Q. How is the story ancient if it has just happened?


It has happened many times before, to other people
The speaker has trouble keeping track of time
The speaker is ancient himself
It just seems familiar
Q. What is the point of all the stanza breaks?


To slow down the words
To emphasize the separation between inside and outside
To show that the speaker is still uncomfortable writing in English
There's no point—it's just the way it is
Q. Who did Li-Young Lee say the speaker is?


His father
His son
Himself
A fictional character
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