Jacob Zanelli, Austin Luna
Summary of both passages
Thanks was a poem about a man that served in the Vietnam war and he is going back and thinking about everything that he is thankful for when he was in the war, as he goes on he explains that even the smallest thing he is thankful for, and he shows that the chances of survival in the war were slim because you didn't know what was going to happen at any given moment.
Thanks for the tree between me & a sniper's bullet. I don't know what made the grass sway seconds before the VIet Cong raised his soundless rifle. this passage is important because it shows a traumatic event that occurred during his serving
Thanks talks about how the war impacted himself and tells the reader about how he is thankful for all of the things that kept him alive during the war. The author is thankful for even the smallest things because it shows how much he valued life. This shows the impact that the war has on people by showing fear and thankfulness, from what the author says in the short poem makes it sound like if you were to join the war you can leave scar less but still be scarred and if you can make it out alive you are considered one of the lucky ones.