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One Art Final Stanza

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One Art, Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop: The Complete Poems. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980. Print.

In the final stanza, what is the speaker's purpose in using the exclamatory phrase "Write it!"?

A

To indicate that she will write another poem about her lover's joking voice and endearing gestures.

B

To urge the reader to find catharsis​ in the writing process.

C

To force herself to acknowledge the calamitous impact of a great loss.

D

To emphasize the most important item in an enumerated list.

E

To outline the speaker's only avenue of emotional recovery.