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Recuerdo
Recuerdo
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Recuerdo Analysis

Symbols, Imagery, Wordplay

Welcome to the land of symbols, imagery, and wordplay. Before you travel any further, please know that there may be some thorny academic terminology ahead. Never fear, Shmoop is here. Check out our...

Form and Meter

IrregularThis poem is divided into three six-line stanzas, which gives it every appearance of regularity. In fact, if you only counted the first two lines of each stanza, you'd even say that it has...

Speaker

We get the feeling that this is the sort of girl we'd like to spend some time with. For one thing, she's game for all kinds of adventure. She's not the sort to care too much about her curfew. Or he...

Setting

This poem traces the adventures of a couple throughout the night. Jumping on and off of the ferry, they manage to wander through town (stopping for dinner) and ramble through the wilds (making a fi...

Sound Check

Remember when you had to sign people's yearbooks? You get a yearbook back that's filled with stuff like "BFF 4Eva" and "You're so cool. Thanks for sitting next to me in study hall." It's all pretty...

What's Up With the Title?

Here's the interesting thing about the title – it's not in English. In fact, "recuerdo" means "I remember" in Spanish. That's pretty fitting, all things considered: after all, it's a poem abo...

Calling Card

Emotional ExuberanceEdna St. Vincent Millay is well known for living life to the fullest – and writing all about the passions and joys she encounters along the way. This is no poet of the mid...

Tough-O-Meter

(2) Sea LevelBecause this poem is a quick dive into someone else's memory, it could be a little tough to map out exactly what the two did over the course of the night…but that's not really th...

Brain Snacks

Ever wondered what Edna St. Vincent Millay and Willa Cather have in common? We know, we know – it's probably been keeping you up at night. Before you lose any more sleep, though, we'll just t...

Sex Rating

PGSure, this poem doesn't actually talk about sex at all. Heck, it doesn't even bring up love! But a night spent up on a hilltop? Well, that sounds romantic....

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