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Determining Meaning of Figurative Language

Standard Basis:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4

Task:

Reread the chapter called "Meet the Red Tails."

Carefully read and analyze the quote from Lt. Col. William H. Holloman (retired Tuskegee Airman): "America's not perfect. But I'll hold her hand until she gets well."

What meaning does Holloman expect his audience to infer from this quote? What does Holloman think is America's illness? In your answer, include your own thoughts based on previous knowledge as well as supporting evidence from the text of this chapter.

Associated Story: Red Tails

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Al Haskvitz

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