Elizabeth Bishop


Why was Considered to be Dickonsonian in Her Writing Style Poet was as simple as she was complex. The lucid and uncomplicated images she created with her seemingly elementary style were anything but; in fact, the complexity that resides within her characteristically simple prose, which demonstrate a purity and precision like no other, are known only to those who can see beyond their façade. Attention to outer detail and an unquenchable desire to portray her inner pain, Bishop favored a more simplistic approach to convey the immense pain and suffering she endured throughout her life. Utilizing the concepts of surrealism and imagery, as well as incorporating landscape and geography, ...

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masterly descriptive powers were the energy she invested in an attempt to found a poetry not on what had happened to its author, but on what its author saw and felt and shared with others in the present, whether what was shared was a set of friends, a series of real or imagined travels, books read, or sights seen. Bishop, besides being an award winning poet, was a prolific letter writer. Her friend and publisher, Robert Giroux, has assembled and edited over 500 of the letters Bishop wrote to her friends from around the world. Emily Dickonson's closest friends knew she wrote poetry, because she often included poems or lines from poems in her many letters. What they had no way of appreciating, however, was the magnitude of her solitary achievement. When she died at 56 her sister Lavinia found in a drawer over 1,700 poems --- the result of a lifetime's concentrated work. And since the publication of a small selection of those poems four years after her death, Dickinson's reputation ...

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