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"Not in a Silver Casket"

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on 11 December 2013

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Transcript of "Not in a Silver Casket"

Figurative Language
This poem contains imagery and also a metaphor.
One metaphor is "As one Should bring you cowslips in a hat, swung from the hand, or apples in her skirt"
There is a lot of imagery in this poem one example Is when she talks about the pearls and the ring.
"Not in a Silver Casket" by: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Theme
The theme of this poem is love between a man and women. It is viewed from a feminine viewpoint
Sound Devices
In "Not in a Silver Casket" the sound devices are alliteration because of the constant "c"sound.

Sources
http://everydaymillay.blogspot.com/2011/04/fatal-interview-sonnet-xi-not-in-silver.html



http://go.galegroup.com/ps/printdoc.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=RELEVANCE&pr...


http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/160
"Not in a Silver Casket" by: Edna St. Vincent Millay
General Content
In this poem its about the love between the narrator and the person she loves.Her point is that she's not like other girls who lock their loves away or harbor secrets behind a promise of fidelity.
Form
In "Not in a Silver Casket" the poem is a Shakespearean sonnet.It consists of three quadrants that are four line units, and then a couplet at the end which makes it a Shakespearean sonnet.
Not in a silver casket cool with pearls
Or rich with red corundum or with blue
Locked, and the key withheld, as other girls
Have given their loves, I give my love to you.
Not in a lovers'-knot, not in a ring
Worked in such fashion and the legend plain-
Semper fidelis, where a secret spring
Kennels a drop of mischief for the brain:
Love in the open hand, no thing but that,
Ungemmed, unhidden, wishing not to hurt,
As one should bring you cowslips in a hat
Swung from the hand, or apples in her skirt,
I bring you, calling out as children do:
"Look what I have! - And these are all for you."
Author Information
Images
In this poem you can imagine several things. One is the corundum, which is a mineral which are red rubies and blue sapphires.
Next is the cowslips which are plants that have fragrant yellow leaves.Finally you can imagine the pearls and the ring.
Quotes about "Not
In a Silver Casket"
"Her love is not locked away
as others might, or dependent on a ring to keep a vow."
Millay was born in Rockland, Maine and
had a family that supported her writing talents.
She traveled to many different places throughout her career of literature.Millay wrote 20 poems throughout her career.She wrote many different types of literature and won many awards including The Gold Medal of the Poetry Society of America. One famous poem was "Not in a Silver Casket".It is a Shakespearean sonnet. She was a very famous poet and people will always remember her as a great literature writer.

Symbol
In this poem the poem
the corundum represents all the things that others have
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