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Lapping Egusi Soup

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Mr. Tuck - Koye Oyediji

It is likely the author chose the word “lapping” to describe the way the uncle ate his “egusi soup with a ball of ground rice in his hand” (lines 7-8) to

A

emphasize the uncle’s lack of dignity.

B

reveal the uncle’s over prioritization of sensual experience.

C

posit that despite the uncle’s identification with Rochester, his culture was Nigerian.

D

suggest the uncle did not enjoy the food he ate in his own home as thoroughly.

E

proffer the uncle should be more fully assimilated into American culture.