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    Edna St. Vincent Millay was born on February 22, 1892 in Rockland, Maine. She acquired the name St. Vincent, from the St. Vincent hospital in New York City, being that this was the hospital in which her uncle was cared for. Millay’s family was very encouraging towards the aspect of pursuing culture and literature. At a tender young age, Millay spoke six different languages, and was gifted in piano playing. She attended Vassar College, and graduated in 1917 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree. In 1923, Millay’s fourth book called The Ballad of the Harp Weaver brought her a Pulitzer Prize. Edna St. Vincent Millay had many forms of writing, and was greatly influenced by Robert Frost. She was well known for her feminist views, and this contributed…

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    In my critical approach to Edna St. Vincent Millay “Gods World” will be a formalist literary analysis. In the poem, her point of view shows just how distressed the writer was in her life. Unlike every day individuals who struggle with life on life terms does not have an outlet to vent their frustration? Her conversation with God is intrinsic to the reader’s thoughts of consciousness. She allows the readers to explore ways of coping in the midst of their challenges or struggles. Millay makes…

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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…

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    Constructing my portfolio and building my journal on Edna St. Vincent Millay has been a fascinating journey. I have been able to learn about one of the most influential writers of the 1920's, and put myself in her shoes through the one passion we share the most, writing. I believe overall my history portfolio was fairly well constructed. The part I am most proud of was the Political, Social, and Economic Change graphic organizer. I spent a great deal of time on it and talked to my grandfather…

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    “Love is Not All” is a sonnet written by Edna St. Vincent Millay regarding a personal message directing the question of value and intensity of genuine love. This fourteen-line sonnet exploits both Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnet designs. In most Shakespearean sonnets, the turn takes place between the twelfth and thirteenth lines, but the turn in “Love is Not All” does not. Millay’s poem shows a turn after the octave (happens in Petrarchan sonnets), making it a split into two cases or topics.…

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    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…

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    A poet who explored the effect grief has on people like Sheehan, was Edna St. Vincent Millay. She was a poet from Rockland, Maine. She was born on February 22, 1892 into a very female-powerful home. Her mother asked her father to leave the home and encouraged her daughters to be ambitious and self sufficient. Millay got a scholarship to Vassar for her poem “Renascence” where she wrote even more poetry. The same year she graduated, 1917, she published her first book, Renascence and Other Poems. …

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    Blood or Love What keeps us alive, blood or love? In the poem “Love is Not All” written by Edna St. Vincent Millay, the author talks about two different perspectives on love and if it is needed for people to survive. In the first part, she talks about how love cannot keep a person alive or protect them from danger. But in the middle of the poem, she realizes that maybe love is desirable to fill a person’s heart with happiness. At the end of the poem, Millay questions herself about if love is…

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    Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII)” explores the tragedy of inevitable loneliness. Much of poetry is considered self expression, and with that notion in mind, and for the sake of this analysis, I will assume that Millay is documenting her own feeling or experience even though it is definitely in the realm of possibility that Millay is speaking from the point of view of an third-party character or separate persona. “Sonnet XLIII” divulges a…

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    Many writers in the 1920’s struggled with the change that they saw in the world, but there were also writers who wished to embrace and evoke the social amendments. A reoccurring theme in the literature of this time is exploring individuality and having pride in who you are. This includes things such as living in the present, moving past racism and redefining gender roles. Examples of this theme can be found in many works written around the 1920’s, including The Great Gatsby, poetry by Edna St.…

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