Millay combines imagery and structure to describe her view of love. How does her use of these two elements create meaning in the poem "Love is Not All"?
In the first half of the sonnet "Love is Not All," Millay uses powerful imagery of physical ailments to emphasize the limits of love. In the second half of the poem, she uses repetition to elaborate on love's weaknesses. However, Millay incorporates contrasting images and personification to allow the reader to understand that love is required for human survival just as much as physical essentials.