Essay on adult education

Submitted By ElizabethBaker
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Literacy Analysis Essay Final Draft “Fishermen” By Kurt Brown Life is filled with pleasures, hopes, dreams, heartaches, pain and uncertainties. We have ups and downs, and enjoy the better days because we have survived the worst. The “Fishermen" by Kurt Brown, tells a tale of a man fishing every day in hopes of catching, and discovering something beyond himself, in himself and maybe the identity of himself. This poem represents our lives and is a direct metaphor of the duality of success and failure. Fishing is a sport that involves any body of water. Theses bodies of water are always bigger than us. It takes a lot of patience and self-control. "Maybe it's the shadow of other fish, greater than his, the shadow of other men's souls passing over him," (Brown 6-7) after analyzing in this line Brown was referencing life and how it continues without us. A lot of times we feel like life is just passing us by, or were stuck, and stagnated, and life is passing over us. There is always a Goliath in life that hovers over us all. However, don’t let it pass without attempting to grasp the monstrosity that is life. Not all catches are easy; sharks, marlin, whales, and other big game fish will all struggle to pull us down with them into the depths of the deep, dark ocean. Once a fish is hooked, a fight is ensured that will test the limits of our heart and emotional strength. In our everyday lives we can relate to this, we sometimes hook the wrong catch, and it appears to try and pull us overboard, but the test is in knowing when to let go, throw it back and call it a day. Whether it is with bigger fish or bigger men, strength, perseverance, and patience is required to overcome them. This is one message Brown intended to convey in his poem. Our lives can relate to this poem because there comes a time in our lives, when we realize the world has so much to offer us. In order to see and feel the many wonders in life, many risks have to be put forth. Life does not come to us, like the fisherman; who continues to cast his line into the deep, dark, and thundering waters, perseverance is required. Continue to throw out the life line; in hopes that, someday the catch will be rewarding and others will leave empty handed. However, it was enjoyable to go out and risk catching something glorious and big. In a way, Brown tells an aspiring tale of the fisherman's success and failures. "Each day he grabs his gear and makes his way to the ocean," (Brown 8-9) he is determined to catch the best in the salty waters, yet satisfied knowing if he goes home empty handed it, was well worth it. Many days we all return home