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    different ways. Is an emotion, attraction to something or someone, and even unexplainable. It is so complex and can be for a food, person, friend, item, it can be for anything. The same way láska is expressed in different language. One of the most popular forms of expressing love from person to person is by poems or poetry. Elizabeth Bishop and Elizabeth Barret Browning are two poets who have shown what love is to them in the poems “One Art” and “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”, respectively. Bishop present love as a form of art that can be mastered by the practice of loss, whereas Browning gave different ways of love. Both authors, express their love but in different ways and circumstances, regardless of their limited form of texts.…

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    Elizabeth Bishop: House Guest “If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so I'm sure it's a good one—and the same goes for paintings.” Elizabeth Bishop’s “House Guest” is a brilliantly written poem that this quote would perfectly apply to. “House Guest” was written by Bishop in 1968. It is about a seemingly depressed seamstress that is unwilling to do anything. Bishop had a very unique writing style and was influenced by many events and people throughout her life.…

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    Elizabeth Bishop proposed that “[i]f you’re in the right frame of mind, everything strikes you as poetry” (Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop 13). Bishop’s first collection, North & South, already demonstrates the finesse and themes of her later work. “Paris, 7a.m.” exemplifies Bishop’s mode of poetic process in that the poem very much reflects Bishop’s thought progression. Bishop gives the poem a specific geographic location in order to further contextualize her reflections. In her poem,…

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    The Map That Tried to Mirror the World: An Analysis On "The Map" by Elizabeth Bishop “The Map” by Elizabeth Bishop is a three stanza narrative poem that explores the intricacies, simplicities and representational fallacies of a map. The poem is complex in the sense that it features how the map is simply an analog for reality; a medium unable to truly or completely capture the authenticity of the real world. In contrast to its elaborate theme, the clarity and simplicity of the title is also…

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    In “The Fish”, Elizabeth Bishop described the fish that was being caught and through the imagery readers can decipher the age of the fish. In lines 9-11 of the “The Fish”, it describes that the fishes’ “brown skin hung in strips like an ancient wallpaper”, the readers can use this information and guess that the fish must be at an old age. It would be different if Bishop said that the fish was old because then you couldn’t see why the fish was considered old. Bishop described that the fish has…

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    One of the simplest and most common questions a person asks, yet it may be the hardest question to answer. The sheer complexity of it is enough to discourage anyone from even attempting to find an answer. Despite that, many will embark on a journey to discover themselves, whether it’s a twenty-one year old recent graduate who doesn’t know what they’re doing with their life, a man in his eighties whose contemplating the life he lived, or a young girl who has been sheltered away in a small town in…

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    future. At the beginning of the poetry, the father teach his son to recognize the planets and stars, and the father also say, which this is clue which can help the son find the road to home, on other the hand, the father really hope his son can come to home as the son miss home and the father. All in all, the class lets me enter the new margin to think more openly to each thing even myself. Psychology: • How has this class brought to light an important stage in your life that you have…

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    extra fascinating. Many different writers use symbolism to clearly recount the main purpose of the writing, much like Elizabeth Bishop does in the poem, “One Art.” In the poem, “One Art,” the author uses symbolism to show the readers the deeper meaning to the art of losing. In the poem, “One Art,” Elizabeth Bishop uses symbolism to give the poem a complex meaning. The author talks about the art of losing, which is not hard to master. It is easy to lose objects, such as door keys, but “none of…

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    chosen “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop. When referring to Americanness through American Literature I think this poem would be 1st degree. “The Fish” reflects in great detail about catching a fish and what the it looked like. I chose first degree because although it does not reflect political views or anything like that, it does reflect great detail which is what American Literature consists of. In my opinion typical Americanness would talk about guns and freedom. That may sound…

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    drives one in and out of places of comfort and hope at an unsteady pace. Elizabeth Bishop has expressed her experience with the push and pulls of life through her glorious and imaginative works. Throughout Bishop’s writings she expresses the hard young life she endured, her conflicts with her health throughout her life, and her travels. Many of her works were influenced by friends and colleagues as she went from her young education and growing into her years as a writer. Elizabeth Bishop…

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