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“Arrival at Santos”

“Arrival at Santos” fits most effectively as the first poem in Questions of Travel. While the collection of poems in A Cold Spring seem to go together because of their similar plotlines of explaining places Bishop has been and things … Continue reading

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Arrival at Santos

The poem “Arrival at Santos” was rightfully moved from the volume A Cold Spring to Questions of Travel. Not only does the overarching theme that Bishop has traveled to a different land in this poem fit Questions of Travel but … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Arrival at Santos

Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Arrival at Santos” fits best as the opening poem of her volume titled Questions of Travel. The reason most obvious to the eye is the actual length of the work. With a few exceptions, the poems in … Continue reading

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“Arrival at Santos”

After researching Elizabeth Bishop’s life and progression of writing, I personally feel that “Arrival at Santos” fits best in Questions of Travel. Bishop’s first volume of poetry, A Cold Spring, was published in 1955. At this point in time, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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“Arrival at Santos”

“Arrival at Santos” not only belongs perfectly in “Questions of Travel,” but it is the perfect poem to start out “Questions of Travel” with. Throughout the course of “A Cold Spring” we see Bishop explore domestic experiences and become acquainted … Continue reading

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“Arrival at Santos”

I think Elizabeth Bishop’s “Arrival at Santos” fits better in her collection Questions of Travel than in its original location in A Cold Spring. In A Cold Spring, the poems are deeply descriptive, and their overall tone is quieter and … Continue reading

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“Arrival at Santos”

The poem “Arrival at Santos” belongs in Questions of Travel.  By analyzing two poems in Cold Spring and Questions of Travel, I believe that Bishop’s poem is where it belongs.  The diction in “Brazil, January 1, 1502” is similar to … Continue reading

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arrival at santos works well with questions of travel

The poem “Arrival At Santos” I believe fits well in the Questions of Travel book. The two poems seem to work well with one another because in both of these poems the author seems to be constantly revising/changing their statements and perspectives … Continue reading

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Where does “Arrival at Santos” fit?

After much deliberation, I think that Arrival at Santos should be kept in Questions of Travel.  In her third volume of poetry, Questions of Travel, Bishop examines themes of place and home, otherness and familiarity, through a travelers’ perspective. I really … Continue reading

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Much like music programs, creating a compilation of poems is not a straightforward task. There are so many variations of poems to choose from. Poems with themes that are repeated too closely together may risk the loss of interest for … Continue reading

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