Unformatted text preview: Josh Huver Huver - 1 Mrs. Olejnik Honors English II 8 December, 2004 Memories and Fish: An Outstanding Analysis of Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Fish” When one thinks of fish, one does not usually think of the demanding and exacting struggles that most fish go through. With fisherman blanketing the surface of ponds nearly every day, the fish chance their lives. Some finish the day with another win tallied under themselves, while for some others, the score cards are turned in. In the case of The Fish , a poem by Elizabeth Bishop, the speaker catches a fish that has put up many a visible struggle, and when something inside moves him, the speaker releases the fish back for another chance. Throughout the poem, Elizabeth Bishop uses different perspectives and an element of a ‘blessing in disguise’ to bring a new realization upon the speaker and in turn touch the reader. Elizabeth Bishop is able to convey life through 2 perspectives in her poem. First is the fish, whose perspective is put into place through extraordinary imagery, and the Elizabeth Bishop is able to convey life through 2 perspectives in her poem....
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