Edna St. Vincent Millay Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

How did World War I affect Edna St. Vincent Millay’s social consciousness?

What was Millay’s attitude toward marriage?

How does Millay use events and images from nature to describe human emotions?

Why did Millay prefer the sonnet and other traditional poetic forms to free verse and other experiments of modernists such as Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot?

How did Millay contribute to the development of feminism?