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Unformatted text preview: experience the reader has while reading. Due to the highly historical nature of this poem, Nelson decides to reference a lot of specific details surrounding the existence of the Tuskegee Airmen. This is especially seen in stanza six where Nelson gives the reader a ton of information: In beat-up Flying Tigers that had seen action in Burma, they shot down three German jets. They were the only outfit in the American Air Corps to sink a destroyer with fighter planes. (Gwynn and Lindner 336) Even though this passage gives a lot of facts...
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- Spring '11
- Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, Curtiss P-40, Marilyn Nelson