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Heaven

A Chinese woman, the descendant of immigrants who moved to the United States to build the railroad, ruminates on the desire of a boy, probably her son, to return to China. He has never seen China...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 4:43 pm UTC

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Heaven

Cathy Song, the speaker in this first person story, is an Asian American, although she has never been to China, the land from which some of her ancestors came to the United States. Married to a man...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

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Heaven

“Heaven” by Cathy Song epitomizes the disconnection that some second and third generation immigrant people feel toward their ancestral homes. The poet as the narrator talks to her blonde son about...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012 5:59 pm UTC

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Heaven

Cathy Song, an Asian poet, elegantly describes a scene between the narrator and her son in the poem, "Heaven." Her son who is part caucasian thinks that when he dies he will go to a Chinese heaven;...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 12:08 am UTC

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