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5.Lines 101–107: Which word or phrase is repeated in these lines?What idea or feeling does the repetition emphasize?6.Lines 124–133: What does Yang mean when she says that she“pushed against the skin that contained” her?7.Lines 154–162: What does Yang’s statement that she and her sister“wanted to make the life journeys of our family worth something”suggest about their views of their roles in the Hmong community?8.Lines 163–172: What does Yang mean when she says that incomparison to her sister she “was lost”?9.Lines 171–193: What does the fact that Yang connects key events inher life to works of literature suggest about her?10.Lines 199–216: What language in these lines shows Yang’sparents persevering through hardships? Why does Yang believe thather parents are a better example of love than Romeo and Juliet?11.Lines 275–285: What is the impact of Yang’s metaphor about thelives lost during the Vietnam War?12.Lines 293–296: What imagery does Yang use to describe her auntand uncle’s studying? What impression of them does Yang create?13.Lines 338–350: What is the difference in Yang’s father’s responseand her own? How is Yang’s reaction also different from her earlierfeelings about their house?14.Lines 359–384: Which words and phrases help you imagine whatYang is experiencing? What is the impact of similes such as “felt likeneedles were twisting their way into my chest”?15.Lines 428–430: What does Yang’s use of the wordmurkyin line429 suggest about the origins of the Hmong people?
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16.Lines 437–451: What is Grandma’s explanation of why she chosethe elephant bracelet? How does Yang emphasize her ownweakness in comparison to the powerful protection of theelephants?17.Lines 463–467: How do you know that the bracelet continues tobe a symbol to Yang, even after she begins to feel better?