From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Recuerdo Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes

How we cite our quotes: line

Quote #4

And we gave her all our money but our subway fares.

And here's the big finale: the grand giveaway. Why would money seem more important than fruit or buying a paper? Maybe it's because the money seems to matter more to our speaker than either of the items that she describes earlier.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...