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What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why. A sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay Kara Bennett pd. 6. A B B A A B B A C D E D C E. What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain Under my head till morning; but the rain

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What lips my lips have kissed and where and why

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why

A sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Kara Bennett pd. 6


What lips my lips have kissed and where and why

A

B

B

A

A

B

B

A

C

D

E

D

C

E

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,

I have forgotten, and what arms have lain

Under my head till morning; but the rain

Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh

Upon the glass and listen for reply,

And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain

For unremembered lads that not again

Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.

Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,

Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,

Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:

I cannot say what loves have come and gone,

I only know that summer sang in me

A little while, that in me sings no more.


About this piece of poetry

About this piece of poetry…

  • Sonnet

  • 14 lines


Analysis

Analysis


Lines 1 5

Lines 1-5


Lines 6 8

Lines 6-8


Lines 9 11

Lines 9-11


Lines 12 14

Lines 12-14


Figurative language

Figurative Language


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