Onondaga Community College The Fish Poem by Elizabeth Bishop Discussion
Discuss Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Fish” (from the assigned course reading). Your discussion should include one brief paragraph on each of the following questions. Your claims should be supportable from the poem. (Provide specific examples.)
1.Who is the speaker and in what type of activity is the speaker engaged?
2.How is personification used in the poem?
3.There are a number of similes used—to what effect?
Elaborate on a specific simile.
4.What are the characteristics of the fish?
5.What imagery is evoked in the poem?
6.What is your evaluation of the poem?