Essays Tagged: "st vincent millay"

Tichborne's Elegy by Chidiock Tichborne and Sonnet 115 by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Carpe DiemTichborne's Elegy by Chidiock Tichborne and Sonnet 115 by Edna St. Vincent Millay are two romantic poems that use nature-imagery as a metaphoric expression. The ev ... d to give the alternative, yet dreary outcomes in the speakers life. "My prime of youth is but a frost of cares" defines that the prime of his youth is cold and lost forever. The speakers life turned ... prosperous, into a field of worthless weeds. In comparison from the speaker to a tree, the tree is strong and able with green leaves, but has no fruit to accompany his now empty life. The surprising ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Love is Not All: It is Not Meat Nor Drink," a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay - Explicated

Love is Not All"Love is Not All: It is Not Meat Nor Drink," a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay, uses contrast and mood change as an effective tool to consider a thought. The wo ... is similar to Italian or Petrarchan sonnet; it is divided into two parts, an octet followed by a sestet. However the rhythm scheme does not follow the Italian form. In the first portion of the poem t ... scheme does not follow the Italian form. In the first portion of the poem the octet is a continuous statement from the first line to the eighth line. The octet has the abab, cdcd, rhythm scheme. The p ...

(3 pages) 170 0 2.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"love through the ages" discusses the differences and similarities between the 2 poems "Love is not all" (by Edna St. Vincent Millay) & "To my dear and loving husband" (by Amm Bradstreet).

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 mod ... Love is not all" in 1931, centuries after "To My Dear and Loving Husband", by puritan poet Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), was published in 1678. While comparing these two poems, one can see many similar ... e relationship between love and death, they come to different results at the end of their work. Bradstreet finds her love for her husband so worthy when she says, "I prize thy love more than whole min ...

(3 pages) 163 2 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay based on the book "Savage Beauty."

As the oldest child of divorced parents who were never home, Millay was forced to act as a surrogate mother for ... d 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 w ... e, written when Millay was nineteen, resonates particularly:"I'm getting old and ugly. My hands are stiff and rough and stained and blistered. I can feel my face dragging down. I can feel the lines co ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The connection between Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem 'First Fig' and (teenage) life in the twenties. I wrote this in the 9th grade, so it's not my best work.

Edna St. Vincent Millay was a poet in the 1920s. She wrote mainly about celebrating youth, the freedom, a ... independence the youths had during these "Roaring Twenties." This essay will tell what her poem 'First Fig' reveals about a teenages life in 1920's America.The Poem: My candle burns at both ends;It wi ... s;It will not last all night;But ah, my foes, and my friends---It gives a lovely light!The poem 'First Fig,' written by Edna St. Vincent Millay, symbolizes the 'live for the present' attitude that was ...

(1 pages) 54 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Poem Comparison Essay - Poems "Lineage" by Margret Walker and "The Courage my mother had" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poem Comparison EssayHove you ever wondered how it would feel to have the courage of your ancestors? In the two poems "Lineage" and "Courage" the authors Margret Walker and Edna St. Vincent Mill ... the authors Margret Walker and Edna St. Vincent Millay uses descriptive words to describe their ancestor's abilities. There are several similarities and differences contained in these two poems.To beg ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A contrast essay about "Spring," by Edna St. Vincent Millay and "The Sick Rose," by William Blake

The first poem is called, "Spring," by Edna St. Vincent Millay and the second poem is called, "The Sick Ros ... s of life, and the meaning of life are the focuses of both poems.What is the meaning of life?: a question that has been asked since the beginning of mankind. This question is asked in the beginning of ... In the very beginning of this poem the narrator is asking what the purpose of life is. So from the start this poem seems to be very gloomy. We seem to ask what the meaning of life is more, when we ar ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Mary Oliver

eland, Ohio. She now lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. At one time she was a secretary for Edna St. Vincent Millay's sister, and there is some evidence of Millay's influence in Oliver's early poet ... uthor of several volumes of poetry, including Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems (1999); West Wind (1997); White Pine (1994); New and Selected Poems (1992), which won the National Book Award; ...

(2 pages) 52 1 4.8 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

An Ancient Gesture

There are many differences and similarities between the poem ¡§An Ancient Gesture¡¨ by Edna St. Vincent Millay and ¡§The Sirens¡¨ by Donald Finke ... mes are very obvious in the poems and they create fluent to the reader. The poets use allusions and style differently but they use the style to reveal the theme.Although ¡§An Ancient Gestur ... h ¡§An Ancient Gesture¡¨ and ¡§The Sirens¡¨ allude to the story of Ulysses, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Donald Finkel use allusion differently. ¡§A ...

(2 pages) 4408 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Edna Millay

Harley Gregory Eh 252 American Lit. 2 Edna St. Vincent Millay Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in 1892, in Rockland, Maine, to Cora Buz ... ine, to Cora Buzzelle Millay and Henry Tolman Millay. Edna Millay received her name in a very interesting way. To begin with, her parents were confident that she would be born a boy and decided to nam ... er after St. Vincent, patron saint of the sick and the wine growers. Her mother decided to name her St. Vincent after receiving the news that her younger brother, whom had been seriously injured durin ...

(4 pages) 456 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Untitled

In just one paper, I am going to go from two inspirational poems, to a more depressing one. The inspirati ... r", written by William Blake. This piece is by far one of my favorite poems read. I read it often just to remind me not to wimp around with my lifting and my getting bigger, just like the song by Surv ... do this. The second piece of inspiration I like is, "I will put Chaos into fourteen lines", by Edna St. Vincent Millay. On a depressing side of things, I am then moving on to a more disheartening type ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Nature of Love from Millay and Shakespeare

“Passage I,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and “Passage II, by William Shakespeare, both describe the true nature of love. ... bes love as a fever that makes one ill. Both these poems clearly show that the nature of love is so strong that people want to break away from it. In Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem, the nature of lov ... as “shimmering ice-bergs.” This gives the reader a sense that love can also be cold and fierce. Lastly, Millay describes love as lighting and a sword striking incessantly. This is a very vivid depic ...

(2 pages) 12 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare