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Elizabeth Bishop Paper

  • Submitted by: mintami
  • on December 13, 2010
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 3,417 words

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In Elizabeth bishop poem “A Miracle for Breakfast” is showing the distance between the rich people and the people who in poverty. Bishop is already written in her poem about the differences of habitual between them. Actually Elizabeth Bishop already write about a short moment in the morning when someone feels the suffer because of the poverty, and it is become more hurt because this people looks the higher one.

In this case we will analyze with the real condition and what is really happening in the society. Bishop is showing the picture of the poverty under the wealth and how it can be happen. From Bishop’s bibliography it can be seen that actually she is a rich daughter, but she pass the hard time after her father death. Bishop is realizing about society’s problem with the economic after she take a long period of travelling. From her journey she can look many thing that may a rich people forget about it then it is poured in “Miracle for Breakfast”.

Background of the Study

Miracle for breakfast is one of Elizabeth Bishop’s poems which is the shape of her experience in her long journey. This phenomenon can be the moment that she never realize before, actually her father is the success builder and automatically she is not in the poverty.

Bishop was independently wealthy in early adulthood as a result of an inheritance from her deceased father that didn't run out until the end of her life. With this inheritance, Bishop was able to travel widely without worrying about employment and lived in many cities and countries which are described in her poems. She lived in France for several years in the mid-1930s with a friend she knew at Vassar, Louise Crane, who was a paper-manufacturing heiress. In 1938 Bishop purchased a house with Crane at 624 White Street in Key West, Florida. While living there Bishop made the acquaintance of Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway, who had divorced Ernest Hemingway in 1940 (www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/7 biog Retrieved...

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