Li Young Lee 's The Rose Essay

1909 Words Oct 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Li-Young Lee immigrated to America at a very young age,after 1959-1964 when he was traveling with his parents through Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan. Li-Young Lee’s book the Rose is filled with beautifully written poems that come from the heart, as he talks about meaning behind his relationships with his family, and how they relate to the idea love, culture, or trying to find the meaning of life. One of the major themes of Li-Young Lee’s poems is relationships and he relates it to his life through a variety of situations. Sometimes, it is hard for an immigrant to talk about their past lives before coming to the country of their dreams. Many immigrants try to forget and are silent about their past. Li-Young Lee is not silent. Li-Young Lee has a recollection of daunting memories in his past. Despite, the traumatic events in Li-Young Lee’s life before coming to America, Li-Young Lee, shares with us all his memories from the ups and downs. Young-Lee illustrates a strong meaning all through out his poems as he talks about his past and illustrates his history. Young-Lee is not afraid to be silent of his daunting past,because part of his daunting past does have appreciable memories. The theme of relationships dominate the poems of Rose. Despite, the dominating theme of the poems being relationships, Li-Young Lee tries to connect the main theme to a variety of perspectives from love, culture, and the true meaning of life. Li-Young embraces the idea of…

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