"Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop and "The Jailer" by Sylvia Plath - analysis and comparison of styles
1.Elizabeth Bishop - "Filling Station"
The poem consists of seven stanzas. Most of them have six or seven verses, except the very last one, which contains only two.
The first stanza, with a strong exclamation in the beginning verse, introduces the setting - a small, dirty gas station. There is a clearly visible intention of creating some kind of repulsion through the description, as everything is "dirty" and "oil-soaked" - a good example of Objective Correlative, a device frequently used by Bishop. In the second stanza, a family (a father and his sons) is introduced. They are, too, "oil-s…
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