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Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.” Randall Jarrell, “The...
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The speaker is a soldier. He compares himself to a newborn baby, possibly an animal. This is established by "mother's sleep" and "in its belly" and "fur." He is a gunner, but not respected. He gives his life for his country, and they ignore his sacrifice. Symbolically, they simply wash him away.
Posted by litteacher8 on November 4, 2012 at 4:57 AM (Answer #2)
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