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Love is not all

(Just to add to the excellent answer above) The phrase "Even as I speak" creates a sense of immediacy to the verse that introduces the relevancy and impact of the lines that follow. Edna St....

Latest answer posted December 30, 2015 3:34 am UTC

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Love is not all

The theme of this poem is the indefinable and yet undeniable importance of love in a human life, despite the fact that it seems to serve no practical purpose. First, the poet begins by outlining...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2018 1:52 pm UTC

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Love is not all

Millay uses powerful imagery of the processes of the human body to show the weaknesses of love in its inability to heal physical sickness. She provides imagery of broken bones, impure blood,...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2020 12:49 pm UTC

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Love is not all

"Love is Not All" is a poem written by Edna St. Vincent Millay. It was first published in 1931 and is also often referred to as "Sonnet XXX." In this poem, the speaker elaborates on the fact that...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2021 8:50 am UTC

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Love is not all

Because the structure of a sonnet is pretty well carved in stone, I can’t imagine that Edna St. Vincent Millay would intentionally go against the rhyming structure in “Love is not All.” The...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2015 1:24 am UTC

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