A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish"

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410346025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish"

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1375379445

Category: Study Aids

Page: 34

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A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "Filling Station"

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410345936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

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A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "Filling Station," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Teaching Poetry, Embracing Perspectives

Teaching Poetry, Embracing Perspectives

Author: Sharon Discorfano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475835373

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This is a practical guide for teachers of middle-school students that provides clear and fully-developed lesson plans and activities that use the teaching of poetry reading and writing as a vehicle for developing students’ own creativity and appreciation for diversity.

Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop

Author: Carole Doreski

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195079661

Category: Science

Page: 201

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In poetry, the constraints of language and the tension between desire and possibility constitute the problematic in which the poem occurs. Approaching Elizabeth Bishop's work from the standpoint of this problematic, C.K. Doreski's illuminating study examines Bishop's rhetorical strategies and the way they shape the formal and thematic movements of her poetry and stories. Unlike other recent studies of Bishop, Doreski's does not concern itself primarily with her visual imagery, but rather deals with her poetry as a series of linguistic maneuverings designed to create the maximum illusion of representation while resisting the romantic devices of self-revelation and solipsistic narration. Though highly personal in nature, Bishop's works exhibit her success in averting, with formal and rhetorical dexterity, the temptations of sentiment. Doreski argues that Bishop takes advantage of the inadequacies of language, and with a postmodern sense of limitation explores the gaps and silences narrative must bridge with the mundane - the patently inadequate - creating an air of emotional intimacy without committing itself to the banality of full exposure. In essence, she asserts, the restraints of language shaped the tone, tensions, and even the topics of Bishop's poetry. This study finds the poems and stories mutually illuminating, but while moving back and forth among her various works, acknowledges the intelligent ordering of the volumes Bishop published in her lifetime. Persuasively arguing that restraint for Bishop is an essential element in the relationship she finds between language and life, this study shows how through her poems and stories she attempts to invent a language adequate to herperception.

Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Intimacy

Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Intimacy

Author: Victoria Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521432030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Intimacy, a biographical and critical study of one of the great poets of this century, offers a fresh look at Bishop's published and unpublished writing over the course of her career. Informed by pragmatic, post-modern, and feminist theories, Victoria Harrison's study also makes extensive use of Bishop's archives, many pieces of which have never been discussed, to reveal the process of the poet's writing. Harrison explores Bishop's childhood memoirs, journals, letters, Brazilian travel prose, unfinished poems, and draft material, researching dates of undated material and reproducing Bishop's revisions, cancellations, and idiosyncratic spellings. Attentiveness to the detail of this archival writing gives Harrison a broad foundation for arguing that Bishop treats some of our largest concerns - family relationships, sexuality, war, and cultural differences - within poetry and prose that are intimate but not self-revelatory and daily but never ordinary. Elizabeth Bishop charges the moments of her writing with the desires, fears, and passions of her life.

A Poet's High Argument

A Poet's High Argument

Author: Laurel Snow Corelle

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570037620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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"In this original study of Elizabeth Bishop's lifelong engagement with Christianity, Laurel Snow Corelle illuminates the ways in which Bishop's Protestant childhood and reading of Christian literature, coupled with her deep commitment to agnosticism, inform the works of this former poet laureate of the United States. Corelle sees in Bishop's writing a sophisticated and sustained interrogation of orthodoxy that exquisitely balances Bishop's religious upbringing with her agnostic stance and that has until now escaped thorough examination." "To make her case, Corelle immerses the reader in Bishop's works and world in order to convey the rigor, subtlety, and complexity of the poet's dialogue with historical Christianity and its literature. At the heart of that engagement are some compelling peculiarities. Bishop was a self-proclaimed nonbeliever; yet she grew up in two devout Protestant homes, and she studied Christian literature throughout her life. As a result some of the perspectives and prejudices voiced in her verse are transparently Protestant." "This study illustrates how she incorporated allusions to scripture and Protestant sacraments in a subversive critique of organized Christianity and how her appropriation of three traditional genres common to Christian literature - allegory, pastoral elegy, and spiritual autobiography - advanced her own poetic purposes."--BOOK JACKET.

Bringing Poetry Alive

Bringing Poetry Alive

Author: Michael Lockwood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446249840

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Offering a wealth of ideas and support for ways to really bring poetry alive, this book draws on what is known to work, and explores fresh thinking. It will help both new and experienced teachers approach poetry with imagination and confidence. Written by people who have taught poetry in different settings for many years, and with contributions from poets Michael Rosen and James Carter, this book offers ideas on: - using drama - cross-curricular working - what to do with younger learners - inspiring children to write their own poems - and much more ... An enjoyable and uplifting book, it is a must for anyone working with children aged 5 to 14 who is looking for inspiration for their poetry teaching. Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer in English and Education, University of Reading.

A Complete Guide to Literary Analysis and Theory

A Complete Guide to Literary Analysis and Theory

Author: Michael Ryan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000783315

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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A Complete Guide to Literary Analysis and Theory offers an accessible introduction to all the current approaches to literary analysis. Ranging from stylistics and historicism to post-humanism and new materialism, it also includes chapters on media studies and screen studies. The Guide is designed for use in introductory literature courses and as a primer in theory courses. Each chapter summarizes the main ideas of each approach to the study of literature in clear prose, providing lucid introductions to the practice of each school, and conducts readings using classic and modern works of literature from around the world. The book draws on examples from a wide range of works from classics such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare's King Lear to contemporary works such as Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb." This wide-ranging introduction is ideal for students encountering literary study for the first time, as well as more advanced students who need a concise summary of critical methods. It strives to make complex ideas simple and provides readings that undergraduates should be able to understand and enjoy as well as training them to conduct analyses of their own.

The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice

The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice

Author: Darren E. Lund

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119144380

Category: Education

Page: 512

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A comprehensive guide to service-learning for social justice written by an international panel of experts The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice offers a review of recent trends in social justice that have been, until recently, marginalized in the field of service-learning. The authors offer a guide for establishing and nurturing social justice in a variety of service-learning programs, and show that incorporating the principles of social justice in service-learning can empower communities to resist and disrupt oppressive power structures, and work for solidarity with host and partner communities. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Handbook contains a critique of the field’s roots in charity; a review of the problematization of Whitenormativity, paired with the bolstering of diverse voices and perspectives; and information on the embrace of emotional elements including tension, ambiguity, and discomfort. This important resource: Considers the role of the community in service-learning and other community‑engaged models of education and practice Explores the necessity of disruption and dissonance in service-learning Discusses a number of targeted issues that often arise in service-learning contexts Offers a practical guide to establishing and nurturing social justice at the heart of an international service-learning program Written for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, scholars, and educators, The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice highlights social justice as a conflict‑ridden struggle against inequality, xenophobia, and oppression, and offers practical suggestions for incorporating service-learning programs in various arenas.