Elizabeth Bishop, Leaving Cert Complete Poetry Notes
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Do you agree with this assessment of her poetry? Your answer should focus on both themes and stylistic features. Support your points with the aid of suitable reference to the poems you have studied. 46
Write out the text of a talk that you would give to your class in response to the above title. Your talk should include the following: – Your reactions to her themes or subject matter. – What you personally find interesting in her style of writing. 48
I caught a tremendous fish
and held him beside the boat
half out of water, with my hook
fast in a corner of his mouth.
He didn’t fight.
He hadn’t fought at all.
He hung a grunting weight,