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Elizabeth Bishop's Poetry, Revision Notes

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Table of Contents

The Fish 4

The Fish 4

Summary 5

Annotation 6

The Bight 8

The Bight 8

Summary 8

Annotation 10

The Fish

The Fish

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,

battered and venerable

and homely. Here and there

his brown skin hung in strips

like ancient wallpaper,

and its pa...

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