In the Waiting Room
by Elizabeth Bishop
In the Waiting Room Quotes
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What took mecompletely by surprisewas that it was me:my voice in my mouth. (44-47)
The waiting room was full of grown-up people. (7-8)
Women and Femininity Quotes
black naked women with neckswound round and round with wirelike the necks of light bulbs. Their breasts were horrifying. (28-31)
Foreignness and 'The Other' Quotes
Osa and Martin Johnsondressed in riding breeches,laced boots, and pith helmets. (21-23)
Language and Communication Quotes
and while I waited I read the National Geographic (I could read) and carefully studied the photographs (13-16)
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