- In reference to his poem, Jarrell wrote that the gunner, who sat hunched up and revolved with the turret, looked like a fetus in the womb. Based on this information, how would you interpret the first four lines of the poem? Remember to refer to the figurative imagery and connotation found within these lines.
- What does the abrupt and literal imagery of the last line suggest about the speaker’s attitude toward death, specifically in war?
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