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Poetic Devices In Edna St. Vincent Millay's The Ancient Gesture

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In the poem, “The Ancient Gesture” by Edna St. Vincent Millay use poetic devices to help the reader understand the message that Millay is trying to relay to the readers. In this poem it describes the speaker relating her agonized waiting for her loved one who is away at war to Penelope from The Odyssey by Homer, who also is home waiting for Odysseus to return from Troy. Throughout the piece Millay uses poetic devices such as, repetition and tone to help convey the message that while the women wait for their loved one with agony and while the men are away they are not focused on the women who wait patiently for their loved ones to return.
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