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Throughout history poets have existed to create works that spark emotions from their readers One poet in particular who virtually mastered this technique was Elizabeth Bishop Born in 1911 Bishop grew to be a well-known poet Her works gained national attention and her writing style brought her fame Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester Massachusetts in 1911 She began her young life in New England and later moved to Nova Scotia in Canada after her father died and her mother was committed After basic education Bishop attended Vassar College in the state of New York Bishop met Mary McCarthy and they worked together on a literary magazine while attending Vassar called Con Spirito Bishop graduated with a bachelors degree in 1934 After graduating Bishop pursued her literary career and became wealthy as a result Due to the overwhelming popularity of her first publication North and South Bishop edited and re-released it With the publications new makeover the popularity increased earning Bishop the Nobel Prize for Poetry in 1956 Bishops works were extensive and thought provoking Although many of her publications were magazine submissions The New Yorker Bishop released different collections of her poems Questions of Travel 1965 focused on many of the settings she saw and felt while living in Brazil Brazil 1967 was a travel book of poems about Brazils surroundings An Anthology of 20th Century Brazilian Poetry 1972 is exactly what it labels Brazilian poetry Geography III 1976 was her last collection of poems that earned her the National Book Critics Circle Award Bishop died from a cerebral aneurysm in Boston on October 6 1979 Due to Bishops magnificent following of readers her poems have survived over twenty years after her death There are many poems that carry an underlying meaning and one of Bishops in particular is Roosters Roosters is a poem of uncertainty and power The poem addresses the Bible story of Peters denial that he was a disciple of
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