“A Story” by Li-Young Lee

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AP Lit Skill Test- Tone & Perspective

“A Story” by Li-Young Lee Read the poem here and answer the questions

below and questions on the following slide.

1. What is the speaker’s tone toward the father and son’s relationship, and which diction, imagery, details, and syntax in the text contribute to that tone?

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2. What is the relationship between the speaker’s tone toward the father and his perspective, more generally?

AP Lit Skill Test- Tone & Perspective

3. Research Li-Young Lee briefly, particularly his relationship with his father, complicated by their separate religious beliefs. How does a speaker’s perspective shape a tone toward a particular subject?

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“A Story” by Li-Young Lee

4. How do the diction, imagery, details, and syntax in this poem support multiple tones?

AP Lit Skill Test- Tone & Perspective

5. How might a change in tone toward a particular subject over the course of the poem indicate a speaker’s change?

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“A Story” by Li-Young Lee