Questions of Travel
Questions of Travel Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Shmoop has never been so afraid of water (and we hated the deep end as a kid). In "Questions of Travel," water is a spooky force. The waterfalls are threatening to submerge her; the imagined sound...
The Clogs and the Birdcage
Ah, the classic clogs and birdcages comparison. Oh wait. These two things couldn't be more different: clogs are shoes, and birdcages are, um, cages for birds. But in "Questions of Travel," Bishop m...
In the last eight lines of the poem, everything changes. The form changes, and even the speaker transforms into a more generalized traveler. Instead of speaking to us directly, she writes her thoug...
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