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  • Ball Turret Gunner

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    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. Each element is evidenced in all five lines of the one stanza poem. Understanding these elements allows readers to grasp the troublesome

  • The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner

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    Randall Jarrell was in the Air force for many years prior to becoming a poet. His poetry does a good job of describing the harshness of warfare throughout the world. His poem The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner is exactly this. The overall theme is portrayed through the metaphor of the state giving birth to an offspring that is already dead, also the dream of democracy and freedom does not apply to due to the fact that one is already dead. Death is something that everyone has to look forward to

  • Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner Analysis

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    life and the 'life' that is created by writing” Randall tells of life in his stories, in one called The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner. In this poem he tells about the lifestyle that Turret Gunners have in WWII. In The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, there are 3 messages described. Jarrell tells of how being a turret Gunner is like coming out a mother's womb. A Turret Gunners job is to hang upside down in a chair at the bottom of bomber planes. The task is to shoot any fighters trying to destroy

  • The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner Poem

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    Randall Jarrell put much thought into his poem, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner”, but more specifically into the tone. Tone is the attitude an author has towards his or her subject and it has the power to be bland, or have a true impact on the literary work being presented. Jarrell effectively used imagery and diction to create the attitude he wanted his readers to conclude in their own way. First, Jarrell uses imagery abundantly throughout his lyrical poem. The character used in the poem is

  • Reflections on the Death of the Ball Turret Gunner Essay

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    “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” Rebeca Espirito Santo The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner “From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze Six miles from the earth, loosed from its dream of life I woke to black flack and the nightmare fighters When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.”

  • Importance Of Three Texts In 'The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner'

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    when asked the question of which three texts were the most important, one may not know how to respond. After close examination and careful thinking, however, it is obvious what three texts must be the most important.     In, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, Jarrell proves that his story is important by portraying the message that war is more brutal than many people think, so it is important to respect those who fight for a country. He explained how men constantly risk their lives and complete

  • Analysis of Randall Jarrell's The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

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    Analysis of Randall Jarrell's The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner Many of the great poems we read today were written in times of great distress. One of these writers was Randall Jarrell. After being born on May 6, 1914, in Nashville Tennessee, Jarrell and his parents moved to Los Angeles where his dad worked as a photographer. When Mr. and Mrs. Jarrell divorced, Randall and his younger brother returned to Nashville to live with their mother. While in Nashville, Randall attended Hume-Frogg high

  • Donne, And Randall Jarrell's Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner

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    But, in contrast, the speaker is a dead WW2 soldier who describes how the job of a ball turret gunner is a death sentence. In “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” Jarrell begins the poem with, “From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State, / And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze” (1-2). Jarrell opens the poem by comparing the belly of an American bomber aircraft

  • Ball Turret Gunner Message

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    This essay is about a story or poem called death of the ball turret gunner. I really like the story or poem whatever you would like to call it.It explains how everything was back in World War II with the bombers and how they had people on the bottom of the plane because Jets were coming up from the bottom. And here are three messages from the ball turret gunner. One message from Walter gutter is how they had glass have Spears on top the bottom and the back of the plane. They had on there because

  • The Death Of A Ball Turret Gunner

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    does it become a problem? Warfare has been practiced throughout civilization as a way to justify power. Though the orders come directly from one man, thousands of men and women pay the ultimate sacrifice. In Randall Jerrell’s “The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner”, Jarrell is commenting on the brutality of warfare. Not only does Jarrell address the tragedies of war, he also blames politics, war leaders, and the soldier’s acknowledgement of his duties. (Hill 6) With only five lines of text, his poems

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