Lament By Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Lament”, by Edna St. Vincent Millay is a poem of a mother talking to her children about their father’s recent death. The mother said she will make clothing from the father’s old coats. She will give Anne his old keys to make pretty noises with. Dan will get the pennies covered in tobacco to go into his bank. She wants the children to remember their father, but wants to move on from his death. She tells the children three times throughout the poem, “life must go on”. Death is part of life, but why must we continue to live our lives after losing one we love? Living in the moment is only a saying, no one can truly ever live in the moment. Which is why life continues forward. Life is like a clock, the hands continue to spin in a circle even after

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