“Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to.” This comes from the poem “The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. He uses imagery to explain how no one wants to be in the Vietnam War. Another poem that uses imager is “Here, Bullet” by Brian Turner. Tim O’Brien and Brian Turner both use imagery to show how upset and depressed they are.
In the poem “The Things They Carried” the author uses imagery to show that not everyone wanted to be in that war. The only reason soldiers went was so that they wouldn’t feel like cowards for not going. For example where it says, “they died so not to die of embarrassment” it shows that the only reason they ever went was to not feel weak. They also felt that if they didn't end up