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One Art, Elizabeth Bishop, 1977

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

In the final stanza, the poet's purpose in using the exclamatory phrase "Write it!" is MOST likely

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.

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