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    certain perspective or position. Two recent films whose subject is the poet Elizabeth Bishop provide examples of distinct storytelling approaches: the first, a documentary with a particular political slant; the second, a semi-fictionalized biopic that is a little fast and loose with facts and chronology. With some anticipation I and my wife went to see "Welcome to This House" (2015), Barbara Hammer’s film about poet Elizabeth Bishop through the lens of her various domiciles. I expected an exploration into

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    Elizabeth Bishop was a remarkable poet; she contributed to the experiment of the 20th century where poets experimented with nontraditional forms and intricate verse. She wrote exactly 100 poems, dealing with diverse topics such as death, wanderlust, and alcoholism. She also broke the classic structure of 19th-century poetry to emphasize the style of the Modern Era. Bishop rose to prominence after she published her first collection of poetry, North and South, and published her first novel, along with

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    One should express their grief with others, rather than letting it brew within themselves. Named after its poetic fixed form, “Sestina” by Elizabeth Bishop is a poem that touches on isolation, loss, and pensiveness, and how these sorrows are expressed in characters and the environment around them. Bishop achieves this depth and ambiguity of her poem through her deliberate use of diction and literary techniques. Throughout the entire poem, there is a personification of the kitchen objects that gives

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    One of the top poets in American history, Elizabeth Bishop, was known for her short stories. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on February 8th, 1911, Elizabeth Bishop was raised without her parents as her father died when she was less than a year old and her mother suffered mental instability and was then committed to an institution when Bishop was only 5 years old. She then never seen her mother again. Throughout her life, Elizabeth was wealthy and she spent a lot of her time traveling to different

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    The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop: A Personal Response In my answer I will be talking about my ideas on the themes, styles, and images in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. Elizabeth Bishop was born on the 8th of February 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her father died when she was eight months old and her mother, in shock, was sent to a mental hospital for five years. They were separated in 1916 until her mother finally died in 1934. She was raised by her grandparents in Nova Scotia. There are four

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    Elizabeth Bishop hid many aspects of her life, and although she was not openly confessional as Robert Lowell, pieces of her did filter through in her poetry: intentional or otherwise. Even so, Bishop’s work is like twisting the blinds open. You must exert some force, though not too much, to allow the light to come in. There is a delicate balance a reader must find when interpreting Bishop’s poetry between knowing the context of the poem and bringing in personal experience. Moreover, interpreting

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    The poem The Moose by Elizabeth Bishop opens up by capturing the landscape and physical appearance of the Nova Scotia coast, where Bishop was taken to live with her grandparents in her younger days. As she is traveling to Boston she takes into account various images and perspectives she is seeing and hearing. Like some of Bishop’s previous poems, The Moose focuses on the beauty and power of nature, and how nature can be almost a burden to our everyday life. Bishop does this by including vivid imagery

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    The poem “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop is written with many devices to help illustrate and develop the story of the fish. These help the reader get a clear picture of the message Bishop is communicating. She uses a consistent structure and rhythm . The story could be any fisherman's story, but Bishop uses similes and imagery to allow the reader to understand the same appreciation she had for the fish. What seemed really noticeable about the structure of her writing was the description of the hook

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    Elizabeth Bishop is a remarkable poet; she contributed to the Postmodern era experiment of the 20th century when poets played with nontraditional forms and intricate verse. She wrote exactly 101 poems exploring diverse topics such as death and alcoholism. Bishop rose to prominence after she published her first collection of poetry, North and South, and published her first novel along with eighteen new poems in Poems: North and South—A Cold Spring, nine years later. Critics through the ages praise

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    Elizabeth Bishop is one of the worlds most important American Poets. Her poems were not necessarily uplifting, instead, most were about struggling, being lost, and being down. Some of her most famous poems are One Art, In The Waiting Room, and Sestina. All of which talk about some sort of struggle someone may be having. Bishops poems are a reflection on her early childhood where she experienced much loss, and emotional pain. Bishop did not publish many poems, instead she focused on editing her poems

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