Persimmons | Study Guide

Li-Young Lee

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Overview

Author

Li-Young Lee

Year Published

1986

Type

Poem

Genre

Memoir

Perspective and Narrator

The poem "Persimmons" is narrated in the first person.

Tense

"Persimmons" moves back and forth between past and present tense. The speaker presents flashes of memories in both tenses.

About the Title

The title "Persimmons" refers to Lee's memory of the fruit in relation to his family and an experience he had in the sixth grade classroom.

Summary

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