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Love Is Not All . . . or Is It?

Summary: Written as a Shakespearean sonnet and in a sentimental tone, Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem "Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink" expresses the frustrations of love, while also conveying the importance of love throughout life. The emotional content of this poem shows Millay's true feeling towards love, because she is willing to overlook all that it is not and even deal with hardships in order to be in love.
In Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem, Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink, Millay states for most of the poem that love is not life, and yet, at the end of the poem, she states that it can indeed be worth it all. Millay, as the speaker, shows how frustrating love can be, especially when in a fight with the one that you love. Through this one fight with her love, Millay starts to believe that it is to be the defining point in her view of love, although throughout the poem, she realizes the importance of it.

Love Is Not All is a Shakespearean sonnet with fourteen lines of ten syllables each. The rhyme scheme of this poem, as well as other Shakespearean sonnets, is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. The poem is written in iambic pentameter and consists of three quatrains and one couplet...

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