Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Introduction (Why did you select this…
Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Why did you select this poem?
I chose this poem because the poem's title really interested me, and the poem is just so calming and you could also feel happy while reading it and remember a time that you've traveled
What does the
tell you about the poem?
The title of the poem is "Travel" which puts me to believe that it is about traveling and adventure
What is your first impressions of the poem? Do you like it? Why or Why not
Well when I first read it I didn't really understand the concept and I had to re-read it again to full understand it.I didn't really like it because I dont full feel the authors words through the poem.
What is the poem about? (What is the
of the poem?)
The poem is about someone on a train and the person is describing what they see and hear whilst he is on the train.The theme of the poem is "Its about the journey not the distention ". The subject of the poem is a train and all its amazing things.
: Do you think the author has a positive or negative attitude towards the subject? (Or a different feeling toward the subject of the poem?) Explain
I think the poem has a positive tone to it, because the writer seems at the end to not be interested to where she's going because she likes the journey she's taking.
Do you think this poem has a purpose? What do you think it is? What do others (experts) think it is?
I think the purpose of this poem is to make people feel like there traveling and make them want to travel and feel the way she felt when she was on the train. Experts thought by the end of the piece it becomes clear that she is uninterested in where the train is going, as long as it will takes her somewhere new.
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When was the poem written and/or published (year)?
The poem doesn't have an exact date when it was published but experts say that it was published between the year 1892 - 1950.
What do you know about that time period?
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Does the author write about certain things from the past?
The writer didn't write anything about the past. She wrote about how in the trains were so interesting and intriguing to her but it was during her time .
Where was the poet living and what was he/she doing (working, going to school, etc) at that time?
Edna St. Vincent Millay's job is a poet and a playwright, and she lived in Maine, England
Does the author write about a person or event from history? Explain
The writer does not write about any event in history or a person.The writer writes about her journey on the train.
Do you think what was going on during that time period had anything to do with this poem? Explain.
During that period of time there was world war two and people took the train and I think that when she was on the train living her city she thought to look at the positive rather then think negatively and make a sad poem
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Are there any division in the poem? (Space of lines, words, or letters; separate stanzas)
In the poem there are three stanzas, and there are four lines in each paragraph, and the rhyming pattern is ABAB
Does the poem rhyme?
The poem does rhyme
If yes, how (every line, every other line, etc.)? Does it follow a particular rhyme scheme? If so, explain.
The rhyming pattern of this poem is ABAB.For example in the first line of the poem it ends with away and the third one ends with day.
How does the form of poem contribute to the meaning of it? (For example, does the rhyming contribute, or lack of rhyme contribute to the meaning or the imagery?)
The rhyme does contribute to the poem, it helps us understand the meaning of the poem and understand the tone.
What is the mood of the poem? Is it happy, sad? Which words contribute to the overall mood?
Figurative language: Does the poem use any comparisons of things using the words "like" or "as" (similes)?
Does the poem compare things without using like or as (metaphors)?
Does the poem give nonhuman things human characteristics (personification)?