What Is The Villanelle One Art Analysis

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Many people often live day to day by the saying, “fake it ‘til you make it,” due to lack of confidence in a forthcoming outcome. Having learned from past experiences, these individuals will repeat the phrase over and over, until they have subconsciously compelled themselves to believe that everything will indeed turn out all right. In the villanelle “One Art,” Elizabeth Bishop poses the notion of coping with loss as less complex than most make it out to be. Amidst her ironic explanation to the “art of losing,” the poet struggles with an internal conflict, deliberately suppressing her true emotions on the matter, in efforts to genuinely believe what she is claiming. Bishop delivers her “solution” through repetition, ambiguous diction, an anaphora,
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