Letter to a Young Refugee from Another Essay

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Ms. Meuwissen Independent Reading February 14 th , 2011 SOAPSTone: Letter to a Young Refugee to Another Speaker: A former refugee wrote the letter and speaks to another person in a refugee camp. The speaker shows a clear knowledge of going through the pain of a refugee camp before. The speaker lived in a refugee camp twenty-four years before writing the letter and the Lam states, “When I was eleven, about your age, I too fled from my homeland with my mother and sister and grandmother when the communist tanks came rolling into Saigon, Vietnam.”(Lam 456) By the time, according to Lam, when he writes the letter his age should make him around thirty-five years of age. Occasion: The letter comes twenty-four years after Lam enters a refugee camp. The letter mixes parts of the author’s memory as well as a description on how to survive in a refugee camp. The memory part comes in when Lam starts to talk about how he left Vietnam and went to a refugee camp in Guam. The description part comes in when Lam tells the young refugee to not give up hope and to always see the light in the darkness. Audience: A young refugee should of seen the letter before it gets published. The letter directs itself to the young refugee: “On the news last night I saw you amidst a sea of desperate Albanian refugees, and afterward I couldn’t get the image out of my mind.”(Lam 456) Lam wants to help the young
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  • Fall '10
  • MEUWISSEN
  • Tone, refugee camp, lam, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

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