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
Adult Education Argument Essay
When we think of education the first thing that comes to many of our minds is school. Having a teacher in front of the classroom, giving his everyday presentation as we take notes or read as he follows. We do this for most of our childhood and into adulthood until we finish school, receive a diploma, leading us to think we are finished with our education. In the reading “Adult Education” by Mortimer J. Adler, we are presented…
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Adult Education can be defined…
beliefs about adult learners and adult learning. 289 of the Merriam and Caffarella
Use these five criteria to write a personal statement about your values and beliefs about adult learning.
you may have your own ideas; for others, you may find your values and beliefs reflected in the works of a particular theory or theorist
This is an assignment asking you to integrate what you know from your personal experience and what you have learned in this course into a personal view of adult learning.…
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Name: Will Reeves
Course: Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Subject Specialism: Health and Safety - Risk Assessment
a) Describe the features of inclusive teaching and learning; give two examples in your own subject specialism.
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Introduction and Context
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