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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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    The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop      With fewer than fifty published poems Elizabeth Bishop is not one of the most prominent poets of our time. She is however well known for her use of imagery and her ability to convey the narrator?s emotions to the reader. In her vividly visual poem 'The Fish', the reader is exposed to a story wherein the use of language not only draws the reader into the story but causes the images to transcend the written work. In the poem, Bishop makes use of numerous literary

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    Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Fish” is a seemingly simple poem about a fisher who captures a fish and is amazed by its entire image, but looking deeper and more intensely at the fish, the fisher becomes aware of the dynamic of youth and aging. Imagery is used heavily and vividly throughout the poem as Bishop describes how the fish looked in a way that the reader could thoroughly understand and visualize, and by presenting the conflict of the hardships that a person may undergo through the progression of

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    When Elizabeth Bishop writes of her experience catching a fish, she describes its intricate details, essentially producing an ugly appearance of the fish. However, as her description continues, she ponders the beauty of the fish on the inside. This correlates with how people tend to make a quick judgment based on someone’s appearance without taking the time to think about what their personality or characteristics include. Or even to think about what that person has been through that has caused them

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    When Elizabeth Bishop writes a poem of someone’s experience catching a fish, the person catching the fish, presumed as the narrator, describes the fish’s intricate details which essentially gives it an ugly appearance. In an explication of “The Fish,” the analyzer also notes how the narrator’s descriptions yield an ugly appearance of the fish, but with further observation, the narrator realizes the beauty deep within the fish and the fact that the fish is a warrior. The ugly description of the outside

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    The Fish, by Elizabeth Bishop, is a story about a fisherman and the fish he or she catches. Throughout the whole poem, Bishop uses diction and imagery to capture the image of the poem and express the meaning behind it. In the beginning, the speaker described how he or she caught the fish, and developed a series of reflecting moments. At first, the speaker was proud of his or her victory over the fish, but then realized it was a wrong thing to do. Bishop wrote about how the speaker shifts from seeing

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    In the poem “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop the speaker (a fisherwoman) describes her catch of a remarkable fish. Its defeated appearance and strange behavior catches speaker’s curiosity. This sparks curiosity in the speaker as she begins to reveal its long history and old age drawing her empathy closer to the fish. Throughout the poem, tones of intimacy, the use of imagery, unorthodox stanza structure, and religious significance successfully address the empathy between man and nature ultimately leading

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    Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Fish,” details an account of someone’s experience catching a fish. The person catching the fish, presumed as the narrator, describes the fish’s intricate details which essentially gives it an ugly appearance. In an explication of “The Fish” from Bedford St. Martin’s, the analyzer also notes how the narrator’s descriptions yield an ugly appearance of the fish, but with further observation, the narrator realizes the beauty deep within the fish and the fact that the fish

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    The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop: Gone Fishin' "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop is saturated with vivid imagery and abundant description, which help the reader visualize the action. Bishop's use of imagery, narration, and tone allow the reader to visualize the fish and create a bond with him, a bond in which the reader has a great deal of admiration for the fish's plight. The mental pictures created are, in fact, so brilliant that the reader believes incident actually happened to a real

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    Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Fish” is a free verse poem which is being told in a first-person view by the speaker. Although written using a figurative language, the poem itself seemed very literal and simple. The event described by the speaker, the catching of a big fish, is probably one of her true fishing experiences in Florida as it was vividly pictured with such detail -- readers may find it easy to picture the fish, setting, as well as her perception. The encounter of the fish was used to interplay

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