William Shakespeare Essay | Critical Analysis - Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day

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Critical Analysis - Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day

Summary: "Pity me not..." is written in traditional English verse. Although the poem was written in the 20th century, it's a Shakespearean sonnet: fourteen lines of iambic pentameter, with a rhyme scheme of ababcdcd efefgg. The first eight lines of the poem make up the octave. Here Millay talks about events that take place in nature. In the last four lines (part of the sestet) she explains that she has always understood the ever-changing world that we live in. In the last couplet, Millay reveals her purpose for writing the poem. By holding this valuable revelation until the last line, she captures the attention of the reader.
"Critical Analysis of `Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day'"

Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote "Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day" in 1921. Millay had been involved with a married man just before writing this poem. I believe that she wrote this poem when the man decides to return to his wife. Throughout the poem Millay's tone goes from forsaken and longing to significantly straight forward. This poem is essentially about how life goes on, even after a heartbreaking loss.

"Pity me not..." is written in traditional English verse. Although the poem was written in the 20th centaury, it's a Shakespearean sonnet: fourteen lines of iambic pentameter, with a rhyme scheme of ababcdcd efefgg. The first eight lines of the poem make up the octave. Here Millay talks about events that take place in nature. In the...

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