Response To Scwartz's Poem I Lost My Mother

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poem goes further, Bishop switches forgotten items, and they become names, ideas and people, which just by itself carry more significance. According to Scwartz, forgetting someone’s name can be nearly related with emotions of humiliation, and disappointment from the forgotten one when they realize that they weren’t as important as they thought to me memorized. As it appears to be, Bishop basically ignores these losses because as she states “None of these will bring disaster.” Author repeats the tone and her emotion throughout the poem; when she wrote “I lost my mother’s watch,” she wants to say that even a watch that she was gifted or left by her mother, a watch that carries a sentimental value, is not something she will die from. As she states …show more content…
Her melancholic repetition of how losing is not something that will bring disaster into her life, on the first view may leave an impression of coldness and self assuring. On the other look, Bishop’s way of writing gives subtle hints on how she actually cares deeply about every loss, from a lost hour, to a lost love in her life. In the line 6, Bishop wrote “The art of losing isn’t hard to master.” As going through the poem, this almost sounds like a mantra that she uses to teach the readers that they should get used to losing something every day, and that some things are just not meant to stay in their life. As she is trying to convince her readers into that, it is almost as she is trying to convince herself the same thing, by repeating it over and over again. Bishop used some imagery in “One Art,” as well. Author describes repeated use of imagery by stating the loss of irrelevant things first, to switching to losing deeper significance items secondly. Bishop’s use of allegory and somber tone well contributed to her description of intensity of a …show more content…
Her mysterious way of writing is a self expressing form in which she emphasizes the sadness she is going through. The tone of the poem changes around stanza number 5, when the poem gets more serious and depressing tone. When Bishop speaks about the places that she lost, readers could’ve thought that she was the queen of that territory, and she tries to hide that she wants the attention that she used to have. The places that she is writing about are places that have a special place in her heart, because of some reason. A critique, J.D. McClatchy is describing her thoroughness when it comes to comparison and how the final stanza of her poem is merely broken down. The sadness that she causes in readers is truly mesmerizing according to this critic. Her constant repetition of something not being a disaster is almost creating a contra effect with readers; as it appears that she is trying to convince herself mainly in her claims. Using the parenthesis and adding comments to herself about previous sentences, give the impression of her loss in confidence about what she is writing about. As she continues to write the poem, in the last stanzas the tone of the poem becomes more sensitive. It moves from minor losses to the loss of something that is the hardest to have power over: The loss of love. It is here that the writer starts to drop her

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