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One Art

One Art

  

by Elizabeth Bishop

One Art Transience Quotes

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Quote #4

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent. (5.13-14)

The idea of losing concrete geographical points further destabilizes our view of the poet’s world; her map is actually changing as she loses more and more.

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