Many know how the classic fisherman’s story goes: patient waiting that results in the catching of a fish, but not just any fish. A huge fish. A fish bigger than expected or imagined. A “whopper”, so to speak. However, in her poem “The Fish,” poet Elizabeth Bishop rejects the common sequence of events that occur within the fisherman’s tale and instead, through vivid imagery, reverent diction, and contradictory comparisons, pushes the assertion that even the seemingly weak and battered deserve respect for their survival and the hardships they have endured.
Chap 1 JUNIE MOON AND THE TRAVELING GOLD FISH BY HELEN PENDLETON My name is Junie Moon and I am a gold fish, named by my owner , 4 year old Melissa Rodgers. She liked the name and would not budge when she was told to change it. I really like Melissa.
In the movie Big Fish water is an important symbol throughout the whole movie. Without water us humans cannot survive or live, it is a basic necessity for life, our bodies are 55-65% water. (water.usgs.gov) water is a symbol of life we need it to live. In the movie one example of water being used as a symbol for life is when Will had come home from Paris, Edward is laying in bed and on his table beside his bed is a big pitcher of water. At this point Edward looks very ill, he looks pale and clammy, he drink some water which could also be symbolizing that he is in want of health and life.
Before the narrator’s crush arrives for dinner she contemplates, “What would Robert think of our shabby Chinese Christmas?” Her questioning shows her fear of embarrassment in the about the upcoming dinner. Tan’s use of the word “shabby” focuses on the narrator’s feelings that her traditional Chinese dinner is not as good as the traditional American Christmas
Upon reading the third chapter, I was able to associate with many of the myths and stories that the author narrated as part of a counseling technique. Few of the myths helped me gain a broader understanding as to why I behave and think in a certain way when things are not right. One of my issues is letting go. While I have got better at it, I found it very hard to let things go.
In the story that being raised in a different culture can cause conflicts. In the story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan Is telling about how immigrated parents from other countries can have different perspectives than their kids. Tan is also showing how not having a good communication with your kid can make them disobedient. "Only two kinds of daughters," she shouted in Chinese. " Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind!”
I unfold a snow-white paper; rub down a jet-blank inkstick; pick up my favorite brush and carefully dip it in Chinese ink. There’s no hurry. Without hesitation, I begin to leave the mottled fish down on the paper. The fish seem dumbfounded for a while, but soon understand that they regain their bodies, their freedom. These inky creatures, one by one, lazily stretch their fins, wriggle to move along, and finally nestle down at the each corner of their new pool.
Kwinton Smith ENGLISH 101: Essay 1: Poetry Instructor Graves June 17. 2013 Living in the Moment In the two poems “The Fish” and “To His Coy Mistress” the common theme would be not to waste time and to make the most of life. The author of “The Fish,” Elizabeth Bishop uses a fish to talk about making the most in life and in “To His Coy Mistress,” Andrew Marvell uses a mistress to help push across the idea of not wasting time.
he Interruption that Amy tan’s “Mother Tongue” Illustrates Our identity is very important because they define who we are. It is in our human nature to want to control how other perceives us. However, we often become stressed trying to meet the standards set by other. This stress comes from Interruptions in our identity. In “Amy’s Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan was faced with a type of interruption called that forced her to have multiple identities.
An invasive species is defined as a species that isn’t native to a country and has negative effects on our economy, environment, or health. The species I am researching is the Asian carp. Its scientific name is Cyprinous Capario. The Asian carp live in many different areas around the United States, such as the Great Lakes area and the Mississippi River. Lake Michigan is home to very diverse populations and species.