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by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Calling Card

What is the poet’s signature style?

Emotional Exuberance

Edna 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 middle of the road – she's at the extremes. Extreme love, extreme madness, extreme sorrow. That's the "calling card" of her life – and her work. This poem fits right into this amped-up emotional space, taking a simple journey and turning it into a night to remember.

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