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I Will Put Chaos Into Fourteen Lines | Study Guide

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Overview

Author

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Year Published

1954

Type

Poem

Genre

Allegory, Philosophy

Perspective and Narrator

The poem "I will put Chaos into fourteen lines" is written in the first-person point of view. The speaker of the poem is a poet whose perspective may be closely allied with that of the author, Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Tense

"I will put Chaos into fourteen lines" begins in the future tense, as the speaker describes something she intends to do. It switches into present tense as the speaker claims to "have" Chaos. The poem's final lines revisit the future tense as the speaker once again describes what she will do with Chaos.

About the Title

In the poem "I will put Chaos into fourteen lines," the speaker states her intention to confine a personified Chaos in the 14 lines of a sonnet and thereby create a poem.

Summary

This study guide for Edna St. Vincent Millay's I Will Put Chaos Into Fourteen Lines offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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