Analysis Of Millay 's Lost Love

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An Analysis of Millay’s Lost Love in Poetry

Poetry is a unique way of telling a story in which the medium in question shows instead of tells. They come in all sorts of styles from a Haiku to Free Verse. Some of them are very clear as to what they are about while others can be convoluted and they have to think about for a while. The message in the poem could be about anything. Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote about a variety of topics mostly about the pain of loss from either death, break up, etc. Everyone at some point learns what it is like to lose a loved one and after reading these it could help to them to cope. To lose someone one loves can be very difficult, how one copes with that is varied but there is bound to be a Millay poem to help with that.

Time does not bing relief; you all have lied is a poem in which Millay describes the voraciousness of his or her pain after having lost someone near and dear to them. Within this fourteen line sonnet they depict the variety of ways they miss them and are reminded of them in their daily life. “There are a hundred places where I fear To go, -so with his memory they brim!” ( Millay 56). Within a poem the author has only so much space to convey all they wish to say. To tell a tale and have the audience to be able to feel and relate to it. Millay shows how with the passing of each season, the changes in the weather how no matter the time that has passed she continues to miss them. “I miss him in the weeping of the rain; I…
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