Edna St. Vincent Millay
Born on February 22, 1892 in Rockland, Maine, Edna St. Vincent Millay grew up with the constant label of being “different,” which in her case, was a good thing. To match her strange individuality, her friends and family called her “Vincent.” Her mother, Cora Millay...
Edna St. Vincent Millay, who used to be mostly called “Vincent”, is an American poet of the twentieth century. She was born in Rockland on February 22, 1982. In 1904, Edna’s parents, who were already separated for three years, divorced. Edna Millay had two sisters, Norma, and Kathleen. After the divorce...
Essay #1, Winter 2013
Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Love is Not All”
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
5 Love can not fill thickened lung with breath...
A Wall of Ice
With a hole in her heart, Edna St. Vincent Millay longs for the man that once cherished her. Although he seems within her grasp, a wall of ice separates their hearts. “Alms” describes Millay’s heart as a house that experiences the cold winter. Her house is covered in snow. Knowing the...
Contrasts of Love
Many feel love is a beautiful thing and Elizabeth Barrett Browning would agree. On the other hand, Edna St. Vincent Millay would argue that love is not always a wonderful thing. Browning left her father behind for the love of her husband. That is something I can relate to. In Millay’s...
As the oldest child of divorced parents who were never home, Millay was forced to act as a surrogate mother for her two younger sisters. It was an heavy burden placed on a young child. One particular passage, written when Millay was nineteen, resonates particularly:
"I'm getting old and ugly. My hands...
Orleans. Although basing an American novel in the French Quarter seems controversial, Edna, Chopin’s protagonist, represents a true born-and-bred American hailing from the bluegrass state of Kentucky and thus, reflects all of America’s social tendencies.
More notable than the settings of these novels are...
Edna St. Vincent Millay, a poet and playwright
, was best known for her lyrical poetry. She wrote many poems, on topics such as love, fidelity, erotic desire, and feminist issues. The part of Millay that wasn't highly publicized is that she addressed herself as a bisexual and had many affairs with...
Someone mentioned that I would enjoy Ms. Millay and that person was right
I think the basic meaning of this poem is that this person has been hurt by someone and dreaming of this person, though bittersweet, brings a sort of caustic comfort. I could...
An Examination of the Complexities of Love in Millay's Poem, Love Is Not All
[Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink]
Edna St. Vincent Millay
It is said that Millay's later work is more of a mirror image of her life. This particular poem was written 1931, when she was thirty-nine. Unlike some...
Characteristics of Caribbean Economies in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
A Caribbean economy is an economy that has the specific benefits and certain disadvantages, such as economies of scale, which are unique to Caribbean countries. St. Vincent and the Grenadines has the characteristic of a Caribbean...
Love Through the Ages
"It is better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all." Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), a famous poet from the modern period, published "Love is not all" in 1931, centuries after "To My Dear and Loving Husband", by puritan poet Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), was...
17 February 2010
Compare and Contrast Paragraph, “Sonnet 18” and “Sonnet 30”
“Sonnet 18” by William Shakespeare and “Sonnet 30” by Edna St. Vincent Millay have similarities and a variety differences which make them very intriguing and appealing to the reader. First, the rhyme scheme of “Sonnet...
sonnet “Those Winter Sundays”, the theme is the warmth of the coal fire becomes the warmth of the love that radiates throughout the house. An adult speaker presents memories of how his father expressed love for him through his actions. In particular, the speaker remembers that his father rose very early...
Analysis of “Spring” By Edna St. Vincent Millay
Composed in free verse, the poem “Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay contains many poetic elements that create a feeling of structure throughout. As free verse challenges the conventions of writing, so too, does St. Vincent Millay’s interpretation of...
'Sonnet 29' by Edna St Vincent Millay
Edna St Vincent Millay was born in 1892 in Maine in the USA. She relished the sonnet form partly because she felt that the form enabled the poet to challenge her readers' preconceptions about life. Most of her sonnets are about love and many show how much she admired...
What Life Have i Kissed Away
In the poem "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, she expresses her regret about not truly finding who she is earlier in life because of her search to find self worth through affairs. By reading it through once you can notice...
Word Count: 1150
Capitalization of Gender in Edna Millay's “I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed” and Elizabeth Browning's “Sonnet 43”
The sonnet has experienced many modifications and innovations throughout the ages. Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed” and Elizabeth...
Sonnet 29, Edna St Vincent Millay
Sonnet 29 is a classical English or Shakespearean sonnet, which consists of 14 lines and a rhyming couplet. This mournful poem is about an old woman who discovers and admits that her lover doesn´t love her any more. She experiments different feelings through the poem:...
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) wrote the "Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" published by Flying Cloud Press and has a copyright date of 1922. "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" is known as a Narrative Poem. Millay won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. However, since Millay lived until...
by her married name Kate Chopin, was one of the firmest feminist writers that the nineteenth century witnessed. She was born on 8th February, 1851, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her mother was a French American and her father was an immigrant Irishman who died when she was only five. After the death of her father...
SIR THOMAS WYATT (?15O3-1542)
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1. 'Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind' 2. 'Farewell, love, and all thy laws for ever' 3. 'Unstable dream, according to the place'
HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY (?1517-1547)
4. 'Set me whereas the sun doth parch...
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s unconventional childhood, growing up without a father because her mom kicked him out and having to learn independence and responsibility by the age of twelve, influenced her poetry and shaped her as an motivated and self-sufficient individual. By the time “Vincent”, as...
and research a little about gender inequality in the United States, an issue I become extra familiar with during high school. I attended Laurel, an all girls private school for my high school education where I was exposed to a assemblage of diverse people heavily populated by feminists of varying degrees...
20 October 2014
Views on Love
The poems, "Sonnet 43" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and "Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, express the two poet's views on love. The literature conveys two diverse values of love through alike methods, such as, metaphors...
“Well, I Have Lost You”
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
S: A king sending his love to death.
P: Connotation: To create a melancholic tone to determine his side of a thematic conflict.
O: To express his attitude in sending his love to death.
-It is a sonnet with a rhyme scheme of ABAB.
Childhood Is The Kingdom...
In Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem "Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies," she wrote of the outcome of a death of a loved one is to child. In Millay's poem she writes of a person who has lost their mother. Edna explains through the poem that to a child...
23 September 2008
Awakened at Sea
The sea, the sky, the sand. All of these are referenced and alluded to throughout Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. Each is symbolic of different things, but they all correlate together to create a feeling of Edna’s attempted grasp for independence and...
SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF A POEM
“Lament” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Your father is dead.
From his old coats
I'll make you little jackets;
I'll make you little trousers
From his old pants.
There'll be in his pockets
Things he used to put there,
Keys and pennies
Covered with tobacco;
Analysis of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s
“What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why”
In the 1923 sonnet, “What lips my lips have kissed,” Edna St. Vincent Millay speaks about several loves coming to an end and the emotion its gives her while she reminiscences through her past. Two major themes...