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Analysis of "Spring"
A look at the poem "Spring" by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
# 140240 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Poetry)

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This paper presents an analysis of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem "Spring", in which the author writes about her negative feelings towards spring. In the poem, spring is a metaphor for rebirth and newness and her criticism of spring serves to reinforce her ideas that death and grief is a consuming and powerful emotion that for her is very strong especially when it is compared to the process of rebirth.

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" 'Spring' is a commentary on nature and her feelings towards comfort. In the short poem Millay asks a rhetoric question that she poses to spring as to its purpose. This thoughtful and emotive poem contains many symbols and metaphors to accurately reflect Millay's view of death, rebirth, and natural life processes. It is through the use of these symbols, ideas and images that her poem's main theme is reinforced. This paper will discuss and analyze how symbolism, metaphor and imagery helps to emphasize the theme of the process of grief. The predominant theme in "Spring" is the idea of natural life processes..."

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