Unformatted text preview: twist, and ape Flood, fire, and demon”(780) these lines are extremely illustrative and depict a dark scene. Within lines 6-8 she make it clear she is speaking sexually with ‘where, in pious rape, I hold his essence and amorphous shape, Till he with Order mingles and combines.”(780) After stating this Millay expresses complete control over her suitor till the end of the poem. Millay express’s a mellow tone in the second portion of the poem which is completely different from the spiteful dominating tone she uses within the introduction. “I will put Chaos into fourteen lines And keep him there” (780) Caging chaos cannot be accomplished, its within the name itself: chaos. It’s hectic, unpredictable, disruptive, and ultimately non-existent; only since chaos is a man is this feasible....
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- Fall '08
- Poetry, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Millay, Chaos