The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

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  • Ball Turret Gunner Paraphrase

    In “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” the usage of metaphors and imagery throughout Jarrell’s poem helps the reader understand the overall theme of how war can cause death and wreak havoc in a young person, how can be a struggle for the soldier’s family, and how disappointing it is when a man doesn’t reach his full potential in life because of being forced to go to war. Jarrell uses key words throughout his poem to show us how war can be a terrible thing, especially for the young people…

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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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  • The Charge Of The Light Brigade Randal Jarrell Analysis

    their own opinions about it. In the two poems, the authors express opposite opinions about war due to their experiences. The resentful and angry tone of “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” by Randal Jarrell conveys that the life of a soldier is not as glorious as depicted by the media;…

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  • Ball Turret Gunner Imagery

    This poem is just what it sounds like, it is about the commitment of a young man to the war and his death while fighting as a ball turret gunner. After his death he narrates his time in the war and from the very first line of the poem he says, “From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State”(92). When we read this line we cannot help but imagine the lifeless body of a man that once…

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  • The Dacca Gauzes By Randall Jarrell Analysis

    The piece gives us a full frontal view of the soldier’s tragic death, literally down to how his body was removed from the machinery he was working with. While the commentary isn’t quite as in one’s face, there is still a clear enough image presented that death in war may be honorable to many, but that doesn’t mean it is any less painful or messy. Randall Jarrell had his own unique perspective on this having been…

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  • Tennyson's The Charge Of The Light Brigade

    The men are boldly riding into a battle where their chances of winning are low, but they do not let fear get the best of them. Without hesitation, they ride “into the valley of Death”(7). The biblical allusion suggests that they are leading and protecting the citizens from the horrors by charging into battle. They will be the saviors by risking their life to protect the greater population. The men may not make it back, but when…

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  • The Character Of Tom Wingfield In The Glass Menagerie

    “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams is an example of a classic tragedy. However, the characters in the drama do not encounter death. The characters encounter family instability, abandonment, and resentment. The title of this drama accurately represents these characters. Amanda, the mother of family, refers to her daughter Laura’s collection of glass figurines as a glass menagerie. This means her collection acts as a glass zoo filled with animal figurines. Yet, “The Glass Menagerie” could…

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  • Analysis Of Mother To Son By Laurence Perrine

    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of The Study Poetry is one of genres in literature. When we try to define it, we will find out that poetry, just like love, is not something easy to be defined. Laurence Perrine in “Sounds and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry” (1969:3) defines poetry as a kind of language that says more and says it more intensely than does ordinary language. From that definition, we can say that poetry contains a complexity of human’s feeling and mind. In order to…

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