Biography of Elizabeth Bishop


Study Guides on Works by Elizabeth Bishop

Born in 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Bishop grew up with her relatives. Her father died early in her childhood, and her mother suffered from a stroke. She began her writing career with the money she inherited. The poem is written in...

The Fish is one of the most celebrated poems by Elizabeth Bishop. She is renowned for the insightfulness of her poems. She described her relationship with his lover through the imagery of fish. She portrayed the fish as a helpless one and makes...

"In the Waiting Room" was written in 1976, therefore not long before the poet's death. It presents an autobiographical character, a young girl called Elizabeth who is waiting for her aunt to finish her dentist appointment. "In the Waiting Room" is...

Elizabeth Bishop wrote Man-Moth when she was really young at twenty-four years of age, just after she finished college in year 1935. The poet had a difficult life, losing both of her parents at an early age, and the sense of loss and isolation is...

One Art is divided into six stanzas and is a part-autobiographical poem. It reflects the losses Elizabeth Bishop encountered throughout her lifetime. It is written in Villanelle poetic form and contains nineteen lines. The poet considers the act...