Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Body 1 (Do you think what was going on…
by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Do you think what was going on during that time period had anything to do with this poem? Explain
The poet's reputation in poetry circles was damaged by her war work
Does the author write about a person or event from history? Explain
Where was the poet living and what was he/she doing at the time?
Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in Rockland, Maine, and lived in New York City to establish her career as a poet
Does the author write about certain things from the past?
What do you know about that time period?
Both World Wars occurred
When was the poem written and/ or published?
What's your first impression of the poem?
I've found this poem really imaginative and peaceful with the way the author describes it.
What's the poem about?
The poem talks about a girl who's describing traveling and the way she feels when a train passes by. She sees the red cinders in the sky and hears the whistle shrieking. In addition to that, she enjoys meeting new friends every time she travels.
What does the title tell you about the poem?
The title talks about how the author enjoys traveling and how she loves hearing the train's engine steaming, and how she feels good with meeting new people every now and then.
Do you think the author has a positive or negative attitude towards the subject?
The poem's tone has a positive attitude; It contains words like dreaming and warm, that makes the poem more meaningful and quiet.
Why did you select this poem?
This poem uses words that makes it easy to read and makes the reader visualize it, and it also makes him relatable with what it's talking about.
Do you think the poem has a purpose? What do you think it is? What do others (experts) think it is?
I believe that the purpose of this poem is to make readers visualize the beauty of traveling aboard a train. The poem makes other readers think of train journeys they've made alone, and how the motion of the train, the sounds of the rail, are very calming.
If yes, how? Does it follow a particular rhyme scheme? If so explain
The rhyme scheme is
How does the form of the poem contribute to the meaning of it?
The separation of the stanzas gives it more meaning and imagery, and the rhyme scheme makes it more lyrical and easier to understand, as well as a movement in it.
Does the poem rhyme?
It has a rhyme scheme
Are there any divisions in the poem?
The poem has no line spacing, however, it has 3 separate stanzas.
Does the poem use any similes?
Does the poem use any metaphors?
There is 1 metaphor, 'My heart is warm"
What's the mood of the poem?
The mood of the poem is peaceful, imaginative
Does the poem use personification?
There are 2 personification, 'The day is loud' and 'Whistle shrieking"
Do you think your classmates would like this poem? why or why not?
Yes, many people enjoy traveling, so they may relate their mood with it
Why is this poem relevant today?
Many people go aboard trains as a source of traveling so they might make a connection between the poem and their personal experiences
After researching and analyzing the poem, has your opinion of the poem changed at all, if so, how? If not, why not?
No, the poem has effective figurative language that makes it significant and easy to read
How will this poem be relevant in the future?
Generations in the future will look at the poem as history they might look back on
Ask yourself "So what" about the poem. What's the point of it? Why do you think the author wrote it?
The poet wrote this poem to emphasize the peace and security in the train's movement and how people travel aboard it
How does this poem inspire readers?
The poem inspires readers to embrace their wide imagination and enhance their minds to the world's wonder that they may not know