Metaphor in Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Fish" Poem Review by Top Papers

Metaphor in Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Fish"
Analyzes Elizabeth Bishop's use of simile and metaphor in her poem "The Fish."
# 133312 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)


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This paper discusses the 1946 poem "The Fish," by Elizabeth Bishop, a well-known poet of the middle part of the 20th century. The writer explains that she was a painter as well as a poet, and her talent for visual artistry often shows in the strong visual details of her poems, including "The Fish," written in 1946. The paper looks at how Elizabeth Bishop's poem is interesting because of its effective use of simile and metaphor.

From the Paper:

"Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) was a well-known poet of the middle part of the 20th century, but what is not so widely known is that she was a painter as well as a poet, and it seems that her talent for visual artistry often comes through in the strong visual details of her poems, including the one to be discussed here, "The Fish," written in 1946. An early mentor of hers in the field of poetry was fellow poet Marianne Moore, who shared Bishop's early interest in the detailed visual depiction of objects of the natural world and from whom she may have picked up her fascination with metaphor, a literary figure which she uses to good."

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Metaphor in Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Fish" (2007, December 01) Retrieved April 10, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/metaphor-in-elizabeth-bishop-poem-the-fish-133312/

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"Metaphor in Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Fish"" 01 December 2007. Web. 10 April. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/metaphor-in-elizabeth-bishop-poem-the-fish-133312/>

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