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Analysis and comments on Sorrow by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Comment 3 of 61, added on February 14th, 2010 at 7:45 PM.

A close reading of the text reveals that the poem, "Sorrow" is a very sad
and tragic one. Sadness is the emotion on display. And it is tragic in that
the sadness only gets deeper. The reader gets a vivid sense of darkness and
gloom, "a ceaseless rain." And the writer tells us that life is passing her
by and she does not care, to her it is only, "slow and brown." That is the
way sorrow is. There is a sense of numbness to reality. Nothing touches her
soul. For her, there is no dawn (one which brings the light) but only the
others who "scream in pain" are afforded it. And even this does not matter
to her. I do suspect if Edna read the poem to herself time and time again,
the tears would come and sorrow for that moment at least, would be done.
(Edna St. Vincent Millay is related to me through my paternal grandfather
Alton Orion Pease's side of the family).

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Comment 2 of 61, added on March 24th, 2005 at 11:22 PM.

This poem is so powerful! It tells how when you're alone and depressed, you
are able to exress all your passion and fury, but when you're being watched
you, for some unexplainable reason, withhold all your emotions but NEVER
stop feeling your pain. And as others are getting on with life, you are
stationary; diverting your thoughts from what's hurting you.

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Information about Sorrow

Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Sorrow
Volume: Renascence and Other Poems
Year: 1917
Added: Feb 21 2003
Viewed: 8885 times
Poem of the Day: May 27 2014

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