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Immigrant Blues

Immigrant Blues


by Li-Young Lee

Immigrant Blues: This would be easier to understand if my native tongue was poetry True or False

1. What is the speaker trying to give a title to? -> The conversation he had with his lover
2. For how long does the man want his son to practice a second language? -> Until he can feel it inside him
3. Why does the speaker question his father's understanding of inside and outside? -> His father was spared nothing, even though he knew a second language
4. Who understands inside and outside the best? -> The speaker
5. What does Lee use to give structure to the poem? -> A strict meter