Li-Young Lee Questions and Answers

Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee's poem "I Ask My Mother to Sing" is about the powerful emotion that can be both felt by singing and conveyed through song. The poem also suggests that the mother and grandmother's...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2020 2:38 pm UTC

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Li-Young Lee

The poet uses several metaphors in this poem. One is as follows: "But [I] hear his voice still, a well of dark water, a prayer." In this metaphor, the poet compares his father's voice to a well of...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2017 3:16 pm UTC

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Li-Young Lee

As the previous educators have said, there is more than one theme to be identified in this poem. To me, the one that seems to run through the whole poem like a thread is the theme of family unity...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018 10:26 am UTC

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Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee was born in Jakarta in Indonesia. His parents were Chinese and political refugees. His father in fact spent nineteen months in an Indonesian jail as a political prisoner. After fleeing...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2009 1:28 am UTC

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Li-Young Lee

Li Young Lee, a famous American poet, was born on August 19. His family members included some who were influential to Chinese politics in the 20th century. One of his grandfathers was Yuan Shikai...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2012 1:59 pm UTC

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