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Unformatted text preview: being smart and serious: "and kisses are better fate/ than wisdom."(8-9) Millay uses simple language, where as cummings uses more complete language. In "Lament," Millay stresses her point by usingan unusual style of writing. Teh tone in "lament" is very somber. Millay is writing about the death of a woman's husband and how the wife feels that "Life must go on". (21) although she has forgotton just why. The wife is trying to forget about her husbands death: "and the dead be forgottne" (16). The tone of (since feeling is first" is a happy tone. A man is telling his girlfriend to enjoy life and stop being so serious. t...
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