by Elizabeth Bishop
Filling Station Admiration Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
Do they live in the station? (14)
This extra curiosity is the beginning of admiration for the place. Why? Well, we think it's because there's a hint that the speaker recognizes that this place is more than just a grease trap. It could very well be a home.
Why the extraneous plant?
Why the taboret?
Why, oh why, the doily? (28-30)
The speaker can hardly believe this family cares enough to keep a plan in this dump. There's something admirable in that, right? The fact that these people still strive to make a spruced up home in this not-so awesome setting is an effort worth commending.