In reference to "The Fish" what are some of Elizabeth Bishop's detailed observations and deep meditations that yield powerful insights?
Firmly in the ut pictura poesistradition--"as in painting, so in poetry"--Elizabeth Bishop's poem "Fish" depends upon a narrative that exists outside the poem/art as the images connect to interpretation of nature and speak to the reader.
The speaker of Bishop's poem interprets nature as art and receives its message that beauty can come from destruction. Using synedoche , Bishop accomplishes this as the...
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