Edna St. David Millay Love Is Not All Analysis

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“Love Is Not All’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay is a poem that explores the importance of love. The speaker proves what love is not by using tangible examples such as “roof against the rain”, and shows what love cannot do such as “set the fractured bone”. They then talk about the power of love and how without it people can die. At the end of the poem the speaker realizes that love is important and would not trade it for anything, yet he still hesitates to firmly choose love. Through the speaker’s thought process, Millay coveys the human truth that love is as essential as the basic necessities of life. Millay uses a contrast of tangible and abstract concepts to convey that love is a crucial part of life. The repetition of “rise and sink” shows

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