“Sestina” Elizabeth Bishop
Question Grief or sorrow are not directly expressed in this poem but there is an underlying atmosphere that is painfully emotional. Discuss.
Personification What is the significance of the word ‘mad’?
‘The child draws another inscrutable house’ – The secrecy and unknowing continues for now. The future seems rather bleak
Exam Question ‘In her poetry Bishop takes her readers on an emotional journey.’ To what extent do you agree with this statement? Support your answer with reference to her work.