“Penelope” by Dorothy Parker alludes to the sad story of Penelope, Odysseus wife. This poem shows how society ignores women’s struggles.
Millay’s “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” is about the mellowing memories of past love and the piercing pain of fading youth.
Millay’s “Love Is Not All” is about love’s futility in some specific circumstances and how the speaker is unwilling to sell love for peace.
Millay’s “Time does not bring relief; you all have lied” is about a speaker missing her loved one and how she is reminded of him constantly.
TPCASTT is a seven-step poetry analysis technique. It is a step-by-step approach to analyzing or annotating a particular poem.
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “An Ancient Gesture” is about a speaker thinking about Penelope’s silent suffering for Ulysses while wiping her eyes with her apron.
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s free-verse poem “Conscientious Objector” is about a speaker who refuses to disclose the whereabouts of the living of her city to “Death.”
“The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver” by Edna St. Vincent Millay is about a tragic story of a mother and a child, who live in a poor household.
“Identity Card” by Mahmoud Darwish is about an Arab refugee’s monologue to an Israeli official, who asked him to show his ID card.
Published in Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885), the poem “From a Railway Carriage” is written from the perspective of a child who is traveling by train during the daytime.