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Analysis and comments on Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Comment 11 of 31, added on March 1st, 2007 at 12:44 AM.

this poem is unbelevible!!! it definantly cumz from the heart!

Comment 10 of 31, added on April 21st, 2006 at 2:27 PM.

This is truly a great poem, reaching the deepest and widest, highest and
fullest of human emotions. This one touches not just the mind, but the
spirit and soul as well and cannot have been written from pure intellect-in
which, I am certain, the author abounded.

donnell from United States
Comment 9 of 31, added on March 18th, 2006 at 11:29 AM.

wow i love this poem! this is a great poem. i was doing a english paper on
edna and I seen this poem. When i read it i thought it was amazing! I think
its a really good poem, and she did a great job on it!

cece from United States
Comment 8 of 31, added on February 20th, 2006 at 9:07 PM.

This was Millay's first widely acclaimed poem, written at the tender age of
nineteen. I would not call Millay manic or bi-polar. She wrote the first
part at a time of great despair, then left it for a time, and came back to
write the second part after she had just experienced a grand reawakening. I
love the message of embracing life, holding on, and especially this
couplet: The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide.
Life, Millay says, is what you make it.

Joy from United States
Comment 7 of 31, added on February 18th, 2006 at 1:02 AM.

truely a stunning poem.
i love it.
definitely one of my favorites.

Lauren from United States
Comment 6 of 31, added on January 24th, 2006 at 6:35 PM.

I love this poem!

Follow her word
Enter her world

Carol Yuan from United States
Comment 5 of 31, added on August 18th, 2005 at 1:31 PM.

I am just begining a self lead discovery of peotry. Over the past several
months I have read various authors and this poem is the one I find myself
going back to over and over agian. Taking the time to send yourself down
the path she creates for us in this poem will leave you renewed and
thankful to breath the fresh sweet air. Traveling with edna to the cold
grave and back puts all the little things in life in proper prosective.

A.M. Flukes from United States
Comment 4 of 31, added on March 13th, 2005 at 6:56 PM.

As I am dealing with three family members who have been diagnosed as
Bi-polar, it seems to me that the Author was describing in very complete
detail a manic episode. The deep fall in and the climb back out.

Phyllis Carraher from United States
Comment 3 of 31, added on February 17th, 2005 at 6:32 PM.

I have turned to this poem in my darkest hour and it has brought me much
comfort and renewed my faith. I am also very suprised that other people
have not responded to it!

michelle daly from United States
Comment 2 of 31, added on January 7th, 2005 at 8:58 AM.

One might read this in the context of what is now happening in Asia as a
result of the tsunami...particularly the verse "a man was starving in
and particularly by those who question the expenditure of resources to help
those so terribly affected. How much nobler than those resources expended
on warfare...

Ed Lazarus

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Renascence
Added: Feb 21 2003
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