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What can you predict about the poem by previewing the title, subtitle, and first line of the poem “In Response to Executive Order 9066”?

It will be a letter to the Japanese-American citizens in which they are told they must leave their homes.

It will be a letter to the people who sent the order for Japanese-American internment.

It will be a letter to the speaker’s friends who she must leave behind.

It will be a letter to the speaker’s Japanese-American parents.


Why might the speaker in "In Response to Executive Order 9066" have chosen tomato seeds as a gift?

The tomato seeds symbolize where the speaker is going, which will serve as a reminder to Denise to visit her.

The speaker selected tomato seeds because the color red is a symbol of her anger towards Denise.

Denise's hostility could end their friendship, but the speaker responds with a symbol of new beginnings.

The speaker's favorite food is tomatoes, so the seeds represent the happiness she feels for moving away from Denise.


  • L.A. -

    Both are right.

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