Fish or Girl

The found poem above was taken from page four of the short story “The Bass, The River and Sheila, Mant” by W.D Wetherell. It shows man vs nature conflict. It shows about a boy makes a decision between a fish or a girl. The rising action is when the boy suddenly caught a bass but he tries to hid it from Sheila. Soon the canoe started going towards the rocks where they would lose the bass, but if the boy start reeling in the bass he would had it. When suddenly the bass started pulling harder where the boys only choice was either not have the girl or let go of thebass. The conflict made the protagonist slowly reached for the rod than he cut it in half and the bass got away. Hopefully this conflict will not happen again.

2 responses

  1. I like how the poem is very fluent and smooth when I’m reading it. Its not shattered in pieces where I can’t make any sense out of it. It’s almost like a paragraph, with all the important details of the story mashed together. The background image is nice, to me it seems like something the protagonist would think sometimes later in his life when he imagines what would’ve happened if he chose the fish over Sheila. Maybe next time you could add the other words in so it looks like you took the words from the paragraphs, rather than it being a whole independent piece, but I really liked it anyways. OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP

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