A Student According to Ted Kooser

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Ted Kooser’s poem “Student” underlines how the life of a student truly is. As we were discussing in class our insights of the poem “Student” by Ted Kooser, Omar Mejia mentioned how he found a comparison with a turtle in the poem. I have imagined a baby turtle and their journey when is born and running trying to reach the sea. I picture the life of a turtle, which life starts in the sand and after its journey to their future begins. Somehow I agree with this idea. As I imagined the complicate and hard life that a sea turtle must have I also recall how the life of a student could be as hard and complicate. Sometimes the life of a student can be as complicated, busy, unclear, stressful, glad, sad, depressing, demanding and joyful and so on and so forth.
The life of a student is a life full of responsibilities Kooser first mentions the best friend of a student “The green shell of his backpack”(Line 1). A backpack that will be the company of the student during most of the studying time in which the student will carry their books, notes and maybe a computer. As of me I have my backpack most of the time at school from classroom to the dinning room as from the chapel to my spiritual direction meting or formation meeting as well. The backpack is also the “green shell”(1) for the student. This shell maybe makes a student feel secure because on it have the material for classes, the homework to present and on it somehow is a part of the student future. From my personal experience I am more secure when carrying my backpack because I know that what I need for my classes is in there, and also when I don't have my backpack I feel myself out-of-place at school. Then Kooser mention “wave after wave of responsibility”(2) the many responsibilities ...

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...“With hope, into the library”(9) is a good motivation for the student because with hope the student began its journey. It may remind why the student decides to make the journey. The library is a tool that is always there to help the student fulfill the requirements in its journey to the future. In my journey I think that without hope I cannot be standing where I am now, and the difficult times will make me fall apart. I am sure that the library is a tool that I can always use in my duties as student.
Many are the characteristics of a student and undoubtedly being a student is a hard journey full of ups and downs and delights and worries. It is the beginning of the future; the future that one day will reveal the fruit of years of work and efforts of being a student. In which at the end of the student journey the future awaits.

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