Randall Jarrell

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  • Themes In 'Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner'

    Following World War I, the most popular literary genre across the world was post-war (Steere). Many authors of this time focused on the sadness, horror, or other emotions that came with war, though some left ambiguity as to exactly how they felt. Four of the authors during this time, having different locations in various wars, were Anna Akhmatova, Randall Jarrell, Marco Vesovic, and W. B. Yeats. Akhmatova, a Russian, and Yeats, an Irishman, each encountered the turmoil caused by World War 1. However, Jarrell writes from an American standpoint about World War 2 and Vesovic, born in Montenegro, speaks about the Serb siege of Sarajevo (Steere). The themes of four poems written by these authors are all the same: war. Yet, the tones and literary…

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  • The Death Of A Ball Turret Gunner Analysis

    There are three elements employed by Randall Jarrell in his poem, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” which illustrate the cycle of life and death of the gunner. The utilization of rhythm, use of imagery, and sequencing of events profoundly impact the development of the theme which conveys sending young people to fight a war is essentially ending life before it begins. Understanding these elements allows readers to grasp the troublesome concept of death through warfare in just five short…

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  • Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner By Wilfred Owen Analysis

    Political opinions are often shared on Facebook. With just a quick scroll through your newsfeed, it is easy to see that social media is a common outlet for political spam. Where did people express political views before social media? They used other forms of media. Through television, prose, theatre, art and poetry, individuals have cemented their names and opinions into history. “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” by Randall Jarrell and “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen are selections of…

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  • Five Day Requiem For Vietnam Poem Analysis

    against their better judgement. Using strategically placed literary devices, Nan Braymer develops a complex understanding of what events were taken place during the Vietnam war and humanity as well. Losses by Randall Jarrell is a poem surfaced around World War 2 ,and the effects the poem had on the people. I believe the theme for both of the poems is death and the major effects surrounding war. Throughout the poem the author expresses the narrator's lack of life experience and questions the…

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  • The Beat Movement: Poem Analysis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0aJMtkPX-g 5-10 Min: Class discussion, essential questions for “Hay for the Horse” · What does the poem say, what’s the message? · What purpose does the poem serve? 15-20 Min: Small group Activity; compare and contrast “Howl” and “Hay for the Horse” 5-10 Min: Journal Response: · Reflect on “Hay for the Horses” and answer the essential questions independently. Lesson 3: Instructional Goal: Characteristics of Confessional Poetry, and the…

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  • The Man He Killed, And Dulce Et Decorum Est By Thomas Hardy

    The poems “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy, “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” by Randall Jarrell all have an anti-war theme. They all have different settings of where the war takes place. Hardy’s poem takes place during the Boer War where many of the women and children died in camps. Owen’s poem takes place during World War I on the battle field and Jarrell’s poem takes place in a B-17 bomber during World War II. All of these authors have similar…

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  • Pessimism In Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum Est

    War, as many people know, creates massive casualties of humans, hatred among humankind, and overall, catastrophe. Many soldiers, who are also the leading generation for our future, are forced to take part in what could be known as “homicide” as they would go on to kill their enemies, most of them belonging to same age. It is no wonder that the horribleness and atrocity of war is a common theme among poets. The literary works of Owen, Jarrell, and Komunyakaa asserts that war causes severe damages…

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  • The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner Analysis

    The author may have written a piece of literature that reflects their own message, but readers may define the text in their own way. Formalism gives the author’s readers a chance to make his or hers own connections between literature and his or hers life. Authors often relate their literature to their own life experience. Although reading into a biography of an author hits one limitation of formalism, it helps readers better their understanding of the message in the text. In the poem, “ The…

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  • Ball Turret Gunner Imagery

    of questions and answers but there is the small difference that it is not set up the way a traditional questionnaire is. Instead of this poem being formatted as question answer question answer and so forth, it is the list of questions and then the answers. If we were to read this aloud it would sound almost as if it did not flow. There would not be a connection between the person asking the questions and the one answering. When we read a poem that is written like this as opposed to the…

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  • The Character Of Tom Wingfield In The Glass Menagerie

    leaving his family the memories of his sister haunts him. Thus, Tom Wingfield is the protagonist of the play because he goes through the most change. He begins the play working his job at the shoe factory and supporting his mother and sister due to his father’s abandonment. In Scene 3, Tom fights with his mother and reveals he hates his job and that he would “rather somebody picked up a crowbar and batter out” his brains than go to his job in the morning. Toward the end of the play he decides to…

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