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Unformatted text preview: assume that the topic of the poem is about riches, it is not. The actual topic of the poem is peace in the simple things in life. Khiems purpose for writing this poem is to persuade people to see that even though people may be separated by class everyone can enjoy the simple things in life. The poor may not have as many materials as the wealthy have, but they can drink sweet plum tea, and lie in the shade, in the breeze. The simple life seems like it belongs to the poor, because the wealthy have everything else, but as a rich person, Khiem is saying that even the well-off can appreciate things such as mountains and rivers. This is why Khiems intended audience is both the rich and the poor....
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This document was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course ENG 205 at Jackson State.
- Fall '10
- World Literature