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when the speaker in The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner says that he "was loosed from its dream of life" he means that he- A realized that he was about to die, B was not ready to die, C was long dead
D desperately tried to escape and parachute to safety
A realized that he was about to die
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User: when the speaker in The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner says that he "was loosed from its dream of life" he means that he- A realized that he was about to die, B was not ready to die, C was long dead D desperately tried to escape and parachute to safety

Weegy: A realized that he was about to die
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User: in the Death of the Ball Turret Gunner the first three words of the last line A. illustrate the speakers growing confusion B clarify that the poem is a work of nonfiction C. confirm the chilling sense of doom or D. are an example of figurative language

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Jarrell's ball turret gunner entered the armed forces- A. as a fierce patriot B under protest C after carful decision D without much thought
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The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner is a five-line poem by Randall Jarrell published in 1945. It is about the death of a gunner in a Sperry ball turret on a World War II American bomber aircraft. The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner' is that institutionalized violence, or war, creates moral paradox, a condition in which acts repugnant to human nature become appropriate." Most commentators agree, calling the poem a condemnation of the dehumanizing powers of "the State", which are most graphically exhibited by the violence of war.

Due partly to its short length, "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" poem has been widely anthologized. In fact, Jarrell came to fear that his reputation would come to rest on it alone.

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The poem also inspired the name of Milwaukee post-punk band, The Ball Turret Gunners.
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the ball torrent gunner views life as a "dream" because he- ? A. is removed from everyday life in the airplane B. recalls his mother's love and care C. knows he will die and cannot imagine his former life D. does not want to live after what he has experienced
Weegy: Ball turret gunners wore what were called B-1 jackets. They were leather, and were lined with shearling fur for warmth. Temperatures inside B-17's at altitude hovered near zero, so cold was a huge issue. [ The ball turret gunner was cramped into a tiny compartment. In the heat of battle he often began to perspire. The ambient temperature was so cold that his sweat would freeze on the shearling lining of his jacket. The ball turret was a hellish place to be. Contrary to an answer appearing below, there are no substantiated incidents of ball turret gunners being crushed on landing. A made-for-TV drama from the 1980's was built around that scenario, but it was by and large fictional. The reason: First, the ball turret gunner did NOT enter the turret until the aircraft was approaching the point where fighter resistance was expected. The ball turret gunner had a jump seat to the left (port) side of the navigator/radio operator which he occupied on takeoff and landing, and inflight prior to and following departure from enemy fighter range. On the return leg, the ball turret gunner left his turret once the aircraft had cleared the area in which fighter resistance was a factor. Nearly all the ball turrets and chin turrets used on B-17's were made by the Sperry Corporation, which incorporated redundant fuselage controls to the turret's operation. There was not just one, but TWO methods of rotating the ball turret from inside the fuselage of the aircraft. There were hydraulic controls which rotated the turret so that the hatch to the turret aligned with an opening in the floor of the fuselage. In the event of hydraulic failure, there was a hand-crank mechanism to rotate the turret. These are the facts. ] (More)
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Weegy: Ball turret gunners wore what were called B-1 jackets. They were leather, and were lined with shearling fur for warmth. Temperatures inside B-17's at altitude hovered near zero, so cold was a huge issue. [ The ball turret gunner was cramped into a tiny compartment. In the heat of battle he often began to perspire. The ambient temperature was so cold that his sweat would freeze on the shearling lining of his jacket. The ball turret was a hellish place to be. Contrary to an answer appearing below, there are no substantiated incidents of ball turret gunners being crushed on landing. A made-for-TV drama from the 1980's was built around that scenario, but it was by and large fictional. The reason: First, the ball turret gunner did NOT enter the turret until the aircraft was approaching the point where fighter resistance was expected. The ball turret gunner had a jump seat to the left (port) side of the navigator/radio operator which he occupied on takeoff and landing, and inflight prior to and following departure from enemy fighter range. On the return leg, the ball turret gunner left his turret once the aircraft had cleared the area in which fighter resistance was a factor. Nearly all the ball turrets and chin turrets used on B-17's were made by the Sperry Corporation, which incorporated redundant fuselage controls to the turret's operation. There was not just one, but TWO methods of rotating the ball turret from inside the fuselage of the aircraft. There were hydraulic controls which rotated the turret so that the hatch to the turret aligned with an opening in the floor of the fuselage. In the event of hydraulic failure, there was a hand-crank mechanism to rotate the turret. These are the facts. ] User: the ball turret gunner in the poem The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner views life as a "dream" because he-? A is removed form everyday life in the airplane B. recalls his mother's love and care C. knows he will die and can't imagine his former life D. does ... (More)
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