On this page, we suggest a number of study questions that can help you get started with your analysis of “Ever since my mom died, I cry in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner. On the following pages, you can read examples and explanations that can help you answer all of these questions.
Study questions for rhetorical situation
What is Zauner's background? How is it relevant for the topic she describes?
Who is the target audience of the article?
Study questions for composition
Which expectations does the headline set for the contents of the article?
How does Zauner relate her own personal story to more general statements about the immigrant experience?
Study questions for style of language
What is the effect of Zauner's use of informal slang terms such as "ol' waterworks" (l. 98)?
Why has Zauner chosen to include so many K...