Millay Vs Cummings

"Lament" by Edna St. Vincent Millay and "Since Felling Is First by e.e. Cummings
are two very different poems. The poems are diiferent in style and tone.
In Millay's poem "Lament" the theme is dealing with death an ho we must act in
order to accept it. In "since Feeling Is First, Cumming's theme is just the
opposite. Cummings is saying we should enjoy life by acting like a fool and not
talin things seriously.

Millay stresses the unimportance of feelin. "life must go on,/ And the dead by
forgotten" (15-16). Cummmings attitude is totally different. He believes that
feelings are very important. Cummings streeses that being foolish is better
than being smart and serious: "and kisses ...

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Category: Poetry & Poets
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