H.W. # 14: Study Questions based on "Love Is Not All" written by
Edna St. Vincent Millay
1) According to the speaker, what are some of the practical needs that love does not satisfy? In which lines does the speaker enumerate these things?
2) At what two lines does the speaker's view change? How do these two lines remind you of Romeo?
3) What circumstances does the speaker mention which might drive her to exchange her love or its memory? Why?
4) After reviewing all the practicalities and possibilities, the speaker reveals her true feelings. What are they?
5) In view of the entire poem, does the speaker mean her opening statement literally? Why? In the context of the entire poem, why does the last line have an especially strong impact?
6) What is the verse form of this poem? Explain.