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Edna St. Vincent Millay
Transcript of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Her friends called her "Vincent"
Named after the St. Vincent Hospital
Her parents divorced when she was only seven years old
She learned to play the piano and had a love for the arts Later in life In 1944 Edna suffered a nervous breakdown and couldn't write for two years
She married a man named Eugene who passed away one year before her
Edna died in 1950 in their home in Austerlitz
Edna lived in a time when many things were going on...she lived through the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression
Before her death she wrote many inspiring quotes Middle life She was known for her many affairs
And was titled as an American lyrical poet
Like to write plays along with poetry
People started to notice her work in 1912
Awards- Pulitzer Prize for poetry
And the Robert Frost award
And winning these many prizes gave Edna press which caused people to see her work And you as well must die, beloved dust,
And all your beauty stand you in no stead;
This flawless, vital hand, this perfect head,
This body of flame and steel, before the gust
Of Death, or under his autumnal frost,
Shall be as any leaf, be no less dead
Than the first leaf that fell,this wonder fled,
Altered, estranged, disintegrated, lost.
Nor shall my love avail you in your hour.
In spite of all my love, you will arise
Upon that day and wander down the air
Obscurely as the unattended flower,
It mattering not how beautiful you were,
Or how beloved above all else that dies. By: Edna St. Vincent Millay Inspirational Quotes “I am glad I paid so little attention to good advice, had I abide by it I might have missed some of the most valuable mistakes.” "Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive." “Beauty is whatever gives you joy.” -Edna St. Vincent Millay
Breathing in the morning breeze
Sending a shudder through my spine
Awakening my senses to the nearest sent, sound, and touch
The wind whistling around,
Making the lightest touch seem like a thousand needles
Hitting my skin
Gusts of wind pass every few minutes
Causing me to only think of the wind The Wind By: Meghan Gibson Meanings Of:
And You As Well Must Die, Beloved Dust We believed that this poem symbolizes Edna's Feelings of the Dust Bowl
She lived through many historical events including this one
It is telling the story of the wind and dust storms that took place
It is explaining the damage the storms caused:"It mattering not how beautiful you were, Or how beloved above all else that dies