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Edna St. Vincent Millay, "[The courage that my mother had]" Edna St. Vincent Millay was a feminist role model and successful poet. Millay was raised by her mother, after being deserted by her father (Gilbert and Gubar 444). Her poetry was unlike many other poets of her time, because she used poetry as a form of emotional liberation and wrote from a heroine's point of view (Gilbert and Gubar 444). "[The courage that my mother had]" reflects Millay's admiration of her mother's strength and courage. The poem is relatable to women everywhere, because most women, including myself, look toward their mothers for advice and guidance. We often take for granted what we have, and do not realize the true value that others bring into our lives until after they are gone. Although Millay was known for liberal lifestyle and her subversion of tradition, "[The courage that my mother had]" is a traditionally styled poem. Millay uses various literary elements throughout the poem such as: metaphors, similes, and ABAB rhyme. These literary elements aid
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