by Elizabeth Bishop
The Fish Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
1. Expectation vs. OutcomeWe can assume the speaker wanted to catch a fish – otherwise, why would she be fishing. But when she finally did catch a fish, was it as fulfilling as expected? Or was i...
While color seems like a logical byproduct of Bishop's intensity with detail, there's too much here not to suspect something more significant is going on. The steady progression of colors ultimatel...