How to Read a Poem: III. Sympathy
Thursday November 9 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT
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The final session is about sympathy in poetry, focusing on observation.
We will do a close reading of ‘Filling Station‘ by Elizabeth Bishop, looking at questions like:
- Why does she talk so much about dirt and filth?
- Is Bishop, as she claimed, lacking in philosophy?
- How does she draw us into the sympathy she comes to feel for the family?
- How has she arranged her observations to make the poem work?
We will also discuss: