Analysis Of The Poem ' Childhood Is The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies '

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In Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies”, she compares how childhood to a place where no one necessarily dies as a metaphor. That in short, that the innocence which comes with childhood and youth is where no one really dies. For instance, yes family pets, elderly people, but not much of people that play an important role in one’s life. Especially not your immediate family, such as a child 's parent and so forth. In the lines 25-28, visually you can imagine a grown young lady sitting besides her elderly mother while drinking some tea. These lines, then go on the illustrate how the narrator is grown up and reminiscing on how easy it was to be a child. It was the time where she had not fully realized that people do pass on even parents that have watched her slowly become the woman she is now. She now sits besides someone who is older who appears to have dementia and doesn’t really pay attention to their tea or anything around them for that matter. While continuing to read through lines 34-38, the narrator seems to become quite annoyed and frustrated towards the senior. It could possibly be one of her parents, but she longs for the time in where she does not have to worry. As well face the reality of life that her parents are older and they might not be around for much longer. So as an adult goes about life there comes responsibility and realization without the carefreeness and imagination as a child. The poem is written in a sort of…

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