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One of the most successful poets in America and a fascinating literary figure of the early twentieth century, Edna St. Vincent Millay found her voice in a national poetry contest at the age of twenty. Her poems received critical praise and became the first step toward receiving the Pulitzer Award years later. An acclaimed poet of the Jazz Age, this liberated, often rebellious, woman enchanted us with her beautiful sonnets and lyrics, even as she surprised us with her unconventional personal life. This vibrant volume includes the complete selection of poems from Millay's first three books. Each gem reflects a different facet of the author's versatility.

Renascence and Other Poems was Millay's first collection of poetry, a literary sensation when it was published in 1912. Acclaimed by critics for its remarkable use of compelling language and imagery, it is a deeply personal work that reflects the poet's spiritual awakening, using the themes of death and resurrection. In contrast, the poetry in A Few Figs from Thistles represents a cynical stage, a time of rebellion, and a search for personal freedom, as depicted in her famous line, "My candle burns at both ends." Part beauty, part despair, the free verse and heartfelt sonnets of Second April are an expression of Millay's feelings about love and disillusionment. Eloquent, daring, and sometimes bittersweet, these masterful lyrics exemplify the best work of a complex, passionate, and gifted poet. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Afternoon on a Hill."

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A treasure for Edna St. Vincent Millay fans — and anyone who loves poetry. The collection includes the complete selection of poems from her first three books: Renascence and Other Poems, A Few Figs from Thistles, and Second April. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

One of the most celebrated poets in America, Edna St. Vincent Millay earned a Pulitzer Prize by enchanting us with her beautiful sonnets and lyrics. This collection includes the complete selection of masterful poems from her first three books: Renascence and Other Poems, A Few Figs from Thistles, and Second April. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Table of Contents

Renascence and Other Poems

Renascence

Interim

The Suicide

God's World

Afternoon on a Hill

Sorrow

Tavern

Ashes of Life

The Little Ghost

Kin to Sorrow

Three Songs of Shattering

The Shroud

The Dream

Indifference

Witch-Wife

Blight

When the Year Grows Old

"Thou art not lovelier than lilacs,—no"

"Time does not bring relief; you all have lied"

"Mindful of you the sodden earth in spring"

"Not in this chamber only at my birth"

"If I should learn, in some quite casual way"

Bluebeard

A Few Figs from Thistles

First Fig

Second Fig

Recuerdo

Thursday

To the Not Impossible Him

MacDougal Street

The Singing-Woman from the Wood's Edge

She is Overheard Singing

The Prisoner

The Unexplorer

Grown-up

The Penitent

Daphne

Portrait by a Neighbor

Midnight Oil

The Merry Maid

To Kathleen

To S. M.

The Philosopher

FOUR SONNETS

Second April

Spring

City Trees

The Blue-Flag in the Bog

Journey

Eel-Grass

Elegy Before Death

The Bean-Stalk

Weeds

Passer Mortuus Est

Pastoral

Assault

Travel

Low-Tide

Song of a Second April

Rosemary

The Poet and His Book

Alms

Inland

To a Poet That Died Young

Wraith

Ebb

Elaine

Burial

Mariposa

The Little Hill

Doubt No More That Oberon

Lament

Exiled

The Death of Autumn

Ode to Silence

MEMORIAL TO D.C.

Epitaph

Prayer to Persephone

Chorus

Elegy

Dirge

TWELVE SONNETS

Wild Swans

Index of First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486436722
Author:
Millay, Edna St Vincent
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Edna
Author:
St. Vincent Millay
Author:
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.2 pd

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A treasure for Edna St. Vincent Millay fans — and anyone who loves poetry. The collection includes the complete selection of poems from her first three books: Renascence and Other Poems, A Few Figs from Thistles, and Second April. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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One of the most celebrated poets in America, Edna St. Vincent Millay earned a Pulitzer Prize by enchanting us with her beautiful sonnets and lyrics. This collection includes the complete selection of masterful poems from her first three books: Renascence and Other Poems, A Few Figs from Thistles, and Second April. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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