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Analysis and comments on Thursday by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Comment 2 of 2, added on February 20th, 2006 at 10:21 PM.

I agree with that comment. However, Millay was quite the actress, and you'd
think that after a while her lovers would catch on and realize that they
were merely conquests.

Joy from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on May 6th, 2005 at 3:45 PM.

She speaks of love as if it is merely an action with no feeling. Millay
says, “And what if I loved you Wednesday, / Well, what is that to you?”
(Millay 23). Her heart must be extremely cold considering what her life has
been like. Jumping from bed to bed, any normal person would get exhausted
of that life. Millay seems to say in this poem that she doesn’t care about
the people she sleeps with. She says, “And why you come complaining…”
(Millay 23). The men in her life are probably weary of her running around
from man to man as well. Even her former lover Dell wanted her to change
her ways, but Millay refused. She did not want anyone to have control or
power over her life. Her promiscuity empowered her, or she thought. Millay
felt that if she had the say so with the men in her life, that she was in
control. You would have to think that somewhere deep inside Millay wanted
to change, to have a strong mogonomus relationship.

coleen

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: 4. Thursday
Volume: A Few Figs From Thistles
Year: 1921
Added: Feb 3 2004
Viewed: 5575 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 8 2013


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