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Analysis and comments on Love Is Not All by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Comment 12 of 72, added on April 2nd, 2006 at 8:52 AM.

she lacks love but yea i love it

janet from Botswana
Comment 11 of 72, added on March 5th, 2006 at 8:12 PM.

great poem....lots of depth and thought...! wanted to know if there is
anywhere else to find some analyzations of it--im in 12th grade and we need
to do a report....if you know, post it!

lee from United States
Comment 10 of 72, added on February 24th, 2006 at 7:53 AM.

yeah, Edna Millay is great! i love this poem! it just have a twist that
could really add spice to the poem...

Diane Taburada from Philippines
Comment 9 of 72, added on February 20th, 2006 at 9:16 PM.

Millay is brilliant. True, love does not sustain our bodies...but...there
are those of us who live for it. In light of this need, physical survival
is a triviality.

Joy from United States
Comment 8 of 72, added on January 13th, 2006 at 12:27 PM.

Whoa... that's deep and so true. Now, me, being only 15, have had only 1
good love in my life-- or so I think. It lasted a week and some. Sad and
pathetic, I know. But, love is a hard thing to understand sometimes. He
told me he loved me after he broke up with me. You can email me if you want
to discuss love with me, I guess.

Sarah from Canada
Comment 7 of 72, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 5:03 PM.

I week ago i was assigned this poet for a poetry project. i had to research
her background, make a poster and write in depth about the elements and the
meaning of 2 of her poems. the moment i read this poem i feel in love with
her. i still haven't presented my project but i swear i will make an A+ in
her honor. what i got from this is even though love doesn't heal broken
bones and is not a roof in the rain we'd die for it when it is not with us
(7th line). the speaker then goes on about how s/he may give up his/her
love for a material possession. but the last line (and in the most adorable
way) says that s/he is not planning on it. like jean, i pause for a moment
then read the last line with a smile. i simpley adore edna and this poem.

Terra Keck from United States
Comment 6 of 72, added on July 18th, 2005 at 8:43 PM.

Love is not life. It is the thing that makes life worthwhile. I
especially love the last line. I always hear it in my mind with a long
pause before it, then read with a quiet smile.

Jean Hall from United States
Comment 5 of 72, added on June 13th, 2005 at 2:12 PM.

I, too, have loved this poem for more than 40 years. That I read it
differently now is a testament to its excellence.

Mamacat from United States
Comment 4 of 72, added on April 6th, 2005 at 4:53 AM.

superb!!! one of the greatest love poems ever... this sonnet shows the
depth of true and sincere love. tells us how important love is and how our
life is worthless without love....
ps: love is a part of our life, not heart of our life.

passang from Nepal
Comment 3 of 72, added on March 19th, 2005 at 5:55 PM.

I have loved this poem for 40 years; love is an action & a gift & a
treasure -- all of which one shares.

Mary from United States

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Love Is Not All
Added: Feb 21 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jun 27 2013

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