• Several poems pay homage to water.
• The water described is in Newfoundland, the U.S., and Paris.
• The waters seem to have a secret life.
• In "The Gentleman of Shalott," a man stares into a mirror, comparing his half to his reflection.
• He thinks that without the mirror, he would only be half a man.
• He decides that half would be enough.
• The poems dedicated to morning each describe a different aspect.
• Each person sees some of the same things, but they have different meanings for each person.
• "Roosters" describes the first crowing at dawn and the unpleasant reactions of those who hear it.
• "Jeronimo's House" describes a tiny house with vibrant color, flamenco music, and cheap decorations.
• The house could be in Spain or Brazil.
• The poem reflects Bishop's love for Spanish things.
• This section contains early poems.
• The poems share precise language and attention to...
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