Michael and Nolan
In the poem "Counting Small-boned bodies" by Robert Bly, the author shows how many bodies are scattered throughout the war. Bodies are just everywhere and can be in the way of many things. If the bodies were able to be made smaller then maybe they would probably be able to be counted.
Counting Small-boned Bodies: "If we could only make the bodies smaller, Maybe we could get, A whole year's kill in front of us on a desk!" This passage is important to the work as a whole because it shows how war brings a lot of dead bodies and that a lot of them can go missing. If only they can all be put together to see how many there are.
This image shows how the battlefields really looked like when soldiers were fighting in the war. War is fought against factors like these weather conditions rather than just the enemy.
Counting Small-boned Bodies: The author is trying to tell us that their are a lot of dead bodies in war. If only they can be put in a small desk to be able to see how much bodies their actually is. The author is trying to show that war is really bad and causes many deaths. Many bodies go missing and only if they were able to be put all together very small.