Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1971

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

The second decade of the twentieth century brought to American Literature a renaissance in poetry which affected not only the course of American letters b􂨻t also the course of American culture as well. The beginning of this renaissance is marked by the publication of the Lyric Year in 1912 which purported to be a collection of new, fresh, and arresting poems by contemporary poets, both known and obscure. In this volume and into this renaissance appeared the teen-aged Edna St. Vincent Millay with her youthful "Renascence." Although the poem did not win a prize, over which there was an eruption of critical protest, readers "almost unanimously rated it the freshest, the most original, and certainly the best in the volume." From this auspicious beginning Miss Millay's presence was to be felt in American letters for the next forty years.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 -- Criticism and interpretation

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

111

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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