Many poets changed the way that modernist poems were written in the early 20th century. Edna st. Vincent Millay was a famous modernist poet who wrote poetry as a political act. Millay wrote topics on how to deal with many different important issues in society, and Millay often thought on how to change those issues. The poet also wrote her poems based on freeing women from the roles society has set them, and also many of her poems talked about women’s sexuality as a way for it to be celebrated and set free. The poem ‘First Fig’ and “What my lips have kissed, and where and why” by Edna St. Vincent Millay explains the way that she viewed life and the different choices a person could have made either good or bad.
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