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Comment 6 of 10, added on April 7th, 2011 at 8:41 AM.

1,what is the speaker of the poem?
2,what represent the word "me"?
3,what beauty compaared with?
4,has the writer objct to love?
5,identify the sex of tjhe writer? put evidence.

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Comment 5 of 10, added on May 17th, 2007 at 3:54 PM.

This poem is quite amazing, I just cant get my mind to wrap around the
setting of this poem. Can anyone out there help me?

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Comment 4 of 10, added on February 20th, 2006 at 9:33 PM.

exquisite poem...and saddening.
"And you no longer look with love on me."

Joy from United States
Comment 3 of 10, added on July 29th, 2005 at 8:35 AM.

I had to memorize and analyze this poem in the 9th grade. It has become
dear to me. The key to this poem is in it's last two lines: pity me that
the heart is slow to learn what the swift mind beholds at every turn. How
many times have I followed my heart, despite what my brain was telling me,
only to be hurt? This poem so distinctly encapsulates the daily wonders
that we so appreciate but often miss. But missing these wonders is nothing
for those of us who follow our hearts over our minds in life, and that it
is a pity that our hearts often overwhelm what is so obvious to the mind.
Love over logic. Loss and pain which could be prevented if only we'd follow
logic, not our emotions.

Lisa from United States
Comment 2 of 10, added on April 17th, 2005 at 3:31 PM.

This poem/sonnet is telling people not to pity her because love comes and
goes, like many things in nature, but to pity her because all though she
knows love will end, her heart doesn't and she keeps getting hurt again and
agian. She compares love to many things in nature to show that beauty and
time come and go, much like love does.

Carrie from United States
Comment 1 of 10, added on February 17th, 2005 at 9:39 AM.

i wanted to know what in the hell is this poem trying to say. im suppose to
be writing what it means but i really surley dont know i just want to ask
you what is the tone and main idea of the poem what are you trying to tell
the readers

quinton from United States

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Pity Me Not Because The Light Of Day
Added: Feb 21 2003
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Poem of the Day: Apr 16 2007

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