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Immigrant Blues

Immigrant Blues


by Li-Young Lee

Immigrant Blues: It's called "Understanding Mr. Lee" True or False

1. What is the man's reason for his son to learn a second language? -> People will respect him
2. Which is not a title the speaker gives to this "same old story"? -> "The Child Who'd Rather Play than Study"
3. What do most of the titles have in common? -> They sound like the titles to academic articles
4. Who are the man and his son? -> The speaker and his father
5. Who does the speaker ask, "Am I inside you?" -> A woman