One Art | Study Guide

Elizabeth Bishop

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Overview

Author

Elizabeth Bishop

Year Published

1976

Type

Poem

Genre

Philosophy

Perspective and Narrator

"One Art" is told mostly in first person, though the speaker also addresses a complex "you" in the poem that at times might be the audience, a third person, or the poet speaking to herself.

Tense

"One Art" is told in a mixture of present and past tense, but it is primarily written in the present.

About the Title

The title "One Art" is a reference to the "art" of losing things as a part of life and having those things transformed to a degree through the act of writing poetry.

Summary

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