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Poetry Essay: Deconstructionist Interpretation Gagandip Singh Professor Brox If using a deconstructionist interpretation on the poem “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” by Randall Jarrel, many meanings can be found. The poem is mainly about a fighter placed in a turret, but if one is creative other meanings can be found. “From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State.” This is the first line in the poem. “From my mother’s sleep” could mean that he is being born but killing his mother in the process. The mother went to sleep, possibly meaning death, and “I fell” possibly referring to birth. To paraphrase, “my mother died, I was born.” This first phrase increases the dramatic effect of the poem as at the end of this short poem, the main character dies as well. The state, in my opinion could mean the government, or referring to some sort of authority, like the army. Also, the state could mean a government funded program, such as an orphanage. It could also very literally mean the state he was born in as in location, or the state he was born in as in emotion. “My mother died, and I was born scared” or “My mother died and I was born, having no one to guide me, I went to the army” or even “My mother died and I was born, having me go
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Brox during the Spring '08 term at Niagara University.

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