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the question in several poems. There are only 2 questions, and it requires 400 words each of them. I am an international student, so I need clear and simple sentence to answer.

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Q1. Elizabeth Bishop worked as a painter as well as a poet, and her verse, like visual art, is known for its ability to capture significant scenes. Explain how “Filling Station” relies heavily on visual images. Also, a filling station is a very humble and unglamorous subject for a poem. Comment on the poet’s choice of subject. What other artist could you compare to Bishop with regard to choosing mundane subjects? (Filling Station by Elizabeth Bishop) Oh, but it is dirty! —this little filling station, oil-soaked, oil-permeated to a disturbing, over-all black translucency. Be careful with that match! Father wears a dirty, oil-soaked monkey suit that cuts him under the arms, and several quick and saucy and greasy sons assist him (it’s a family filling station), all quite thoroughly dirty. Do they live in the station? It has a cement porch behind the pumps, and on it a set of crushed and grease- impregnated wickerwork; on the wicker sofa a dirty dog, quite comfy. Some comic books provide the only note of color— of certain color. They lie upon a big dim doily draping a taboret (part of the set), beside a big hirsute begonia. Why the extraneous plant? Why the taboret? Why, oh why, the doily? (Embroidered in daisy stitch with marguerites, I think, and heavy with gray crochet.)
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