Critique of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed” and Dorothy Parker’s “General Review of the Sex Situation” In two poems which reflect the female experience of romance and love, two poets Edna St. Vincent Millay and Dorothy Parker demonstrate distinct similarities as well as differences. Although there are differences, a similar thread of meaning runs through both poems. Both poems reflect the sadness that accompanies the experience of love that all women share. The inability for women to have control in romance and in love results ultimately in despair, because time causes love to evaporate, due to the inconstancy of men. Although the tone of each poem is different, and although the use of language in each poem is...The end:
.....act of love with the needs of men. Although they use different methods of conveying the emotional truth of women in regards to men, each arrives at the same place. Both Edna St. Vincent Millay and Dorothy Parker demonstrate that although love is different for all individuals, a similar emotional intensity of despair exists within the soul of women in regards to their love for men. Works Cited Cain, William E.. American literature. New York: Penguin Academics ; , 2004. Print. St. Vincent Millay, Edna. "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII )- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More." Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. N.p ., n.d . Web. 25 May 2011. <http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15420>.