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The Fish

The Fish


by Elizabeth Bishop

Analysis: Speaker

The speaker of this poem is a fisherperson. Man or woman, we can't really tell, though we keep calling the speaker "her," since the poet is a woman. But the fisher is very attentive (we know this because of the amount of detail we get throughout the poem). She isn't really impulsive either – think of how long it took to decide whether or not to keep the fish!

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