At a glance:
- Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay
- First Published: 1931
- Type of Poem: Sonnet
- Genres: Poetry, Sonnet
- Subjects: Love or romance, Sex or sexuality, Death or dying, Human behavior, Life, philosophy of
“Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink” is a sonnet with a traditional structure of octave and sestet in its fourteen lines. Its focus is a personal message addressing the question of the depth, importance, and transitory nature of love. The reader may assume that the poet speaks directly to him or her concerning a message that is both emotionally and intellectually “suffered”—as traditionally expressed in a sonnet. Akin to much sonneteering, this poem bears no title except a number in both its original publication and in its collected version. Thus it is...
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