Poem Anaylsis

– Answers topic thoroughly, developing important and sophisticated ideas in depth; argument, evidence, and persuasion handled without flaw
– Strong thesis statement provides a map for the essay, clearly stating your argument; paragraphs are unified, with topic sentences, evidence in support of the topic sentence, development of the evidence, and concluding sentences; strong transitions; solid introduction and conclusion
– Works cited = just 1; the poem itself
– Was thinking the thesis could have these three focuses:
1. Mystery (ditch, bog, irregular rainbows, last couple lines)
2. Pollution/decay (rust, oil, empty tins, etc.)
3. Ugly/aging/rotting (fungus, food, frog, scum)
– Honestly, I don’t care what thesis you make just answer the following essay question pleaseeee:
“What is Edna St. Vincent Millay saying about beauty in “Still Will I Harvest Beauty”?

Heres the Poem

Still Will I Harvest Beauty
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Still will I harvest beauty where it grows:
In colored fungus and the spotted fog
Surprised on foods forgotten; in ditch and bog
Filmed brilliant with irregular rainbows
Of rust and oil, where half a city throws
Its empty tins; and in some spongy log
Whence headlong leaps the oozy emerald frog.
And a black pupil in the green scum shows.
Her the inhibiter of divers places
Surmising at all doors, I push them all.
Oh, you that fearful of a creaking hinge
Turn back forevermore with craven faces,
I tell you Beauty bears an ultrafringe
Unguessed of you upon her gossamer shawl!

Last Updated on January 30, 2018

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