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Purpose of Fourth Stanza

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One Art, Elizabeth Bishop

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

The speaker's purpose in the fourth stanza is to

A

further enumerate items that are easily lost.

B

suggest the mother's death through the use of "mother's watch" as a synecdoche.

C

imply substantial financial losses.

D

symbolize the idea of lost time.

E

provide realistic and tangible examples of her losses.