I had forgotten how the frogs must sound
After a year of silence, else I think
I should not so have ventured forth alone
At dusk upon this unfrequented road.


I am waylaid by Beauty. Who will walk
Between me and the crying of the frogs?
Oh, savage Beauty, suffer me to pass,
That am a timid woman, on her way
From one house to another!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem Assault


  1. Arne says:

    This poem seems to reflect upon how the infatuation
    of Beauty (of another person)leads us astray and how
    we kindly are corrected and comforted by Nature.

  2. brittney says:

    does anybody know why she wrote the poem assault or why she wrote most of her poems.

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