Focus on the poetic techniques of diction, tone, image, and/or figurative language, which we will also cover in this unit.

This essay needs to be an explicatory essay based on the poem “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop

Professor instructions…. For this particular essay, you will want to focus on the poetic techniques of diction, tone, image, and/or figurative language, which we will also cover in this unit.

Your essay must be between 500 and 750 words and adhere to MLA formatting. It needs to quote directly from your chosen text for support, but it should not use any secondary research.

Remember that the explication essay should not just summarize the poem.

It needs to look at the different elements of poetry used and offer a detailed explanation of the poem that also addresses the poem’s overall effect and meaning.