Through the poem Lost count: “A Love Story”, the two young men are telling a story of each of their class mates while speaking each name of a kid that had died in the background. Marshall recites th...
The narrator speaks about the fish in terms of commercial, where every part of the fish can be sale for different purposes, but as the speaker look in the fish eyes, starts to compare the human life through the existence of the fish. What the speaker found beautiful about the fish is that as the speaker looks into the fish eyes and start looking in a different way to the creature, she starts to identify a living creature instead of a creature that will die imminently. The speaker starts seeing the beauty of the fish when she start to compare the fish to a soldier, when she sees through the eyes of the fish the victories over death that this creature has won, and I believe that the speaker compares her own battles and victories to the one of this creature in order to survive. I believe that the “ personality” of the fish is humble, brave and that this fish have been battling for a long time for his life, that he has been involved in some sort of violence many times in order to exist. I also feel that this fish is tired of fighting and that he is venerable to the speaker
It is a large, strong marlin and Santiago is going to do everything he can to catch this marlin. Many times Santiago has thought he is so close to catching the marlin but the marlin is too smart and strong. As the marlin takes Santiago out farther and farther into the sea, to the point where he can no longer see land, Santiago is still determined to catch that fish, “‘Fish,” he said softly, aloud, “I’ll stay with you until I am dead.’” (52).
While lost at sea, Santiago fought for courage in order to not be defeated by the powerful fish, pushing Santiago to his breaking point. “Maybe he suddenly felt fear. But he was such a calm, strong fish and he seemed so fearless and so confident. It is strange. “You better be fearless and confident yourself, old man,” he said. “You’re holding him again but you cannot get line. But soon
Bishop next relates to the fish on a personal basis: "I looked into his eyes.
Another contributing factor to the overall tone of sadistic success and control is the fish-related descriptions found in the first section. Medea initially says “the gifts are given; the bait is laid,” the signification of this is that it sets up the gifts she gave to Glauss a “bait” that will eventually cause Glauss' body to “writhe in the meshes.” In addition the description of Glauss as a, “ slender salmon” that is “caught” by the “bait” laid by the clever Medea serves to foreshadow the gruesome events to come and gives i...
"When a trout rising to a fly gets hooked on a line and finds himself unable to swim about freely, he begins with a fight which results in struggles and splashes and sometimes an escape. Often, of course, the situation is too tough for him."
The title of the poem itself dictates the simplicity Bishop wishes to convey regarding the narrator's view of his catch. A fish is a creature that has preceded the creation of man on this planet. Therefore, Bishop supplies the reader with a subject that is essentially constant and eternal, like life itself. In further examination of this idea the narrator is, in relation to the fish, very young, which helps introduce the theme of deceptive appearances in conjunction with age by building off the notion that youth is ignorant and quick to judge.
“The Fish,” written by Elizabeth Bishop in 1946, is perhaps most known for its incredible use of imagery, but this analysis does not merely focus on imagery. Instead, it is based on a quote by Mark Doty from his essay “A Tremendous Fish.” In it he says, “‘The Fish’” is a carefully rendered model of an engaged mind at work” (Doty). After reading this statement, it causes one to reflect more in-depth about how the poem was written, and not just about what its literal meaning lays out. In “The Fish,” Bishop’s utilization of certain similes, imagery in the last few lines, narrative poem style, and use of punctuation allows the audience to transport into the life of the fish; therefore, allowing them to understand Bishop’s ideas on freedom and wisdom.
This poem is full of visual imagery; one can imagine being the speaker, staring at the fish on the hook. The fish’s brown skin, shapes on his scales, the tiny white sea-lice, the green weed, the blood flowing from his gills, his entrails, and his pink bladder all describing the fish’s body. This allows the reader to imagine as if the fish was in their hands. She not only illustrates the fish as a whole but also ge...