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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


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


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


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


to emphasize the most important item in an enumerated list.


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

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