by Elizabeth Bishop
Filling Station Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Their Oily Home
For the speaker of "Filling Station," oil is straight up gross. At the station, it covers just about everything—including the people. But as we move through the poem, all that grease and grime gr...
The speaker only asks four questions in the poem, but they sure do pack a punch.Line 14: When the speaker wonders if these folks live in the station, she sets herself apart from them. We know from...