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The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
by Randall Jarrell


We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(5) Tree Line

This is a pretty easy (very short!) hike. The clarity and directness of this poem's title and last line make it quite simple to catch what is happening at a basic level. But beware of low hanging branches as you approach the tree line. Understanding the poem at a figurative level requires a bit more work.

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