WS_ILearnedSew_.docx - ENGL 2363 Gabrielle Young Name Worksheet Yamada \u201cI Learned to Sew\u201d 1 Using the chart below analyze the structure of the poem

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ENGL 2363 Name______________________________ Worksheet Yamada, “I Learned to Sew” 1. Using the chart below, analyze the structure of the poem. What is the subject matter of the poem? (What is the poem about?) Who is the speaker? What facts do we know about her? Who is the audience? What stanzas are indented, and why? In what way does each stanza represent a segment of the narrator’s life? What about the tone of the poem? (At three points, the speaker addresses her grandchild directly. How do these sections indicate a change in the speaker’s feelings about her story?) What stylistic devices (metaphor, hyperbole, personification, repetition etc.) are employed by the poet in order to highlight the grandmother’s immigrant experience? Use examples and explain their significance. SUBJECT MATTER This poem is a letter to a grandson about how his grandmother came to America. It shows him a glimpse of his father’s childhood. SPEAKER Grandmother She knows how to sew She is very independent She is hard-working She would do anything to give her children a better life.
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