Q1. Elizabeth Bishop worked as a painter as well as a poet, and her verse, like visual art, is known for its ability to capture significant scenes. Explain how “Filling Station” relies heavily on visual images. Also, a filling station is a very humble and unglamorous subject for a poem. Comment on the poet’s choice of subject. What other artist could you compare to Bishop with regard to choosing mundane subjects?

 

(Filling Station by Elizabeth Bishop)

 

Oh, but it is dirty!

—this little filling station,

oil-soaked, oil-permeated

to a disturbing, over-all

black translucency.

Be careful with that match!

 

Father wears a dirty,

oil-soaked monkey suit

that cuts him under the arms,

and several quick and saucy

and greasy sons assist him

(it’s a family filling station),

all quite thoroughly dirty.

 

Do they live in the station?

It has a cement porch

behind the pumps, and on it

a set of crushed and grease-

impregnated wickerwork;

on the wicker sofa

a dirty dog, quite comfy.

 

Some comic books provide

the only note of color—

of certain color. They lie

upon a big dim doily

draping a taboret

(part of the set), beside

a big hirsute begonia.

 

Why the extraneous plant?

Why the taboret?

Why, oh why, the doily?

(Embroidered in daisy stitch

with marguerites, I think,

and heavy with gray crochet.)

 

Somebody embroidered the doily.

Somebody waters the plant,

or oils it, maybe. Somebody

arranges the rows of cans

so that they softly say:

esso—so—so—so

to high-strung automobiles.

Somebody loves us all.

 

Q2. William Wordsworth’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” celebrates nature, but in a way very different from “There Will Come Soft Rains.” Compare and contrast these poems.

 

(I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth)

 

I WANDERED lonely as a cloud          

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,          

When all at once I saw a crowd,          

A host, of golden daffodils;          

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,          

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.           

 

Continuous as the stars that shine          

And twinkle on the milky way,          

They stretched in never-ending line         

Along the margin of a bay:                                            

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,          

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.           

 

The waves beside them danced; but they          

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:          

A poet could not but be gay,          

In such a jocund company:          

I gazed--and gazed--but little thought          

What wealth the show to me had brought:           

 

For oft, when on my couch I lie          

In vacant or in pensive mood,                                         

They flash upon that inward eye          

Which is the bliss of solitude;          

And then my heart with pleasure fills,          

And dances with the daffodils.

 

(There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale)

 

 

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,

And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;



And frogs in the pools singing at night,

And wild plum trees in tremulous white;



Robins will wear their feathery fire,

Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;



And not one will know of the war, not one

Will care at last when it is done.



Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,

If mankind perished utterly;



And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn

Would scarcely know that we were gone.

 

 

After School Coordinator

Bay Area Community Resources (BACR)                                                September 2007- June 2011

·      Increased student participation by 15 percent while effectively managing student recruitment,

enrollment, scheduling and registration procedures to meet program attendance goals

·      Carried out HR procedures and practices for staff recruitment, screening, hiring, and termination

·      Reduced employee turnover to less than 2 percent in the first year 

·      Executed and maintained program management processes and disciplines in the areas of: program schedule and quality management; human resource management; cost management; procurement management; change management

·      Coordinated with all site-based student support services, including Student Assistance Programs, Student Success Teams, Health Advocates, Healthy School Teams, Peer Resources, Wellness Centers, and Health Promotion Committee.

·      Identified, trained, and supervised teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers, parent liaisons, and community partners to implement academic, recreation, and enrichment activities.

Education

Saint Mary’s College of California (EGD 3/2018)

·      Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D)

Saint Mary’s College of California

·      Masters of Business Administration- Executive MBA Program (EMBA)

University of San Francisco (USF)                                                            

·      Bachelors of Science- Organizational Behavior and Leadership (OBL)

Skills

·      Logistics: managing multiple tasks and working to concurrent deadlines

·      Financial: developing, administering, monitoring, reconciling and acquitting budgets and organizing activities within budget

·      Organization: planning tasks and managing time effectively in a fast-paced/ changing environment

·      Administration: closely scrutinizing work, with attention to detail/accuracy, document management

·      Initiative: following procedural guidelines while demonstrably innovative

·      Independence: working equally well independently, as directed, and as part of a team

·      Communication: bilingual in English and Spanish

·      Proficient user of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), QuickBooks; Windows and Mac OS; Type 75 WPM with complete accuracy.

 

 

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