Mother Voice Poem Annotated

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Voice. Having a voice when you are a writer is almost as important, if not more so, than having an intended audience. In “Mother Tongue” and “How Can I, a Vietnamese girl” these two families emigrate from their native land to a country where they know nothing. Their children must learn the customs and language of this new land and when they do the parents conflict with their children over their own customs and what they should be doing. When their parents chastise them for their choices to become writers instead of the stereotypical norm for Asians (i.e. math or science field) these children feel like they are a disappointment. Amongst all of this scolding for doing what they think is right for themselves, they struggle to find their own
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