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I think my feelings right now could be summarized from a quote from the made for TV movie The House Without a Christmas Tree Mary Catherine Gallagher Christmas Just as Mary Katherine Gallagher a character from the popular television show Saturday Night Live has mastered expressing her feelings through words so has the famous poet Edna St Vincent Millay Her expert skill over the words of the English language was far superior to most others It was this dominance that led Edna St Vincent Millay to be so excellent at conveying her thoughts feelings and beliefs through the medium of language As a result she was very influential not only to her readers but also to writers Overall Millays poetry had a huge effect on so many people and groups solely because of her ability to control with simplicity the messages she gave when she wrote In the New York Times Book Review on March 15 1992 Liz Rosenberg commented on a new compilation of old Millay poems In general Rosenberg seemed to enjoy most of Millays works She found that there are beliefs of feminism anti-fascism and social justice scattered all across the stanzas This article also communicates to the reader that the simplicity of Millays works is beautiful She also comments that Millay is able to express an important thought or belief in a brief poetic line This furthers the idea of Millay being able to use words so effectively Millays sense of natural speech 3 in her works also clarifies her mastery of the use of vocabulary This New York Times article suggests that Millay is able to give ideas to the reader in such a straightforward style This way the reader is not overwhelmed by the superfluous and the point comes across simply When Edna St Vincent Millay published her first book Renascence and Other Poems in 1917 she was young and new to the writing community Her poetry was praised
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