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Analysis of One ArtBackground of the Poem"One Art" was a villanelle written by Bishop in 1976. In this poem, line one "Theart of losing isn't hard to master" reappears in line 6, 12, and 18 exactly. Such kind ofexact repetition from time to time impresses the readers the meaning or the intentionof the poet. Though "the art of losing isn't hard to master", the situation of losing andresults of losing make the poet hysterical and could not restrain her feelings to herself.She tried to calm down and pretend not to care about it. This poem was written after her longtime lover Lota's suicide. At that time,Bishop held complex emotions of both grief and self-condemnation for Lota's death.As for the third line's repetition in this poem, it is not so obvious and rigid. Bishoponly chose to repeat the word "disaster" over and over again in line 9, 15 and 19. Inpracticing the second important systematic repetition of villanelle, Bishop did notobey to the rules strictly. Instead of repeating the whole line, only one key word