Sunday, August 18, 2019

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet What lips my lips have kissed and wher

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet, â€Å"What lips my lips have kissed and where and why† Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet, â€Å"What lips my lips have kissed and where and why,† is about being, physically or mentally jaded, and thinking back to the torrid love of one’s youth. The â€Å"ghosts† that haunt her are the many lovers of her past; she’s specifically trying to remember them all. She recalls the passion she experienced and how there was a certain feeling within herself. Millay shows this through her vivid imagery, use of the rain as a literary device and by paralleling herself with a lonely tree.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The use of symbols sets the tone of the piece. She personifies the rain in, â€Å"But the rain/ Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh/ Upon the glass and listen for reply.† She makes t...

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