Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Fish” was an interesting poem. The description of the fish painted a vivid image in my head and I immediately thought of the children’s book Rainbow Fish where the fish shares his colorful shiny scales with the duller fish in the sea. This description was much less kid-friendly and the hooks that left the fish’s lips scarred forever stuck in my head even after I finished reading the poem. Krishma and I were talking about our thanksgivings and how this poem was the one we recalled best because of the fish description. The rainbow caused by the oil also led to me thinking of Rainbow Fish. I could not comprehend what the main point of this poem was or if there is a hidden message or point the author wanted to convey to us with this vivid imagery. Also why did she use a fish and not some other creature or analogy for a message if such exists? Like the ocean and varieties of fish available to capture this poem could have an endless list of meanings or a bottomless message that can be seen from multiple points of view. Maybe the point of the poem was that a scenario can lead to many results and sometimes fighting through struggles (like five hooks in the fish’s lips) can make a person stop and really think about life or revaluate their choice of actions. I wonder if Elizabeth Bishop thought about what others would think of while reading her poem so much in depth as we now analyze her words.