Spring By Edna St. Vincent Millay Analysis

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"To what purpose, April, do you return again? Beauty is not enough." In the poem, "Spring" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, the speaker expresses their feelings toward the coming of April, as it brings the season of spring. The speaker displays extremely complex feelings toward the coming of the season, at times indirect and other times contradictory. Millay utilizes multiple poetic devices in the work to indirectly state the speaker's feelings regarding the coming season. From the very start, Millay employs poetic devices. The speaker personifies April specifically, and then questions the month, asking its purpose for return. The speaker than immediately declares that "Beauty is not enough" and that the month can "no longer quiet [them]"
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