Poetry Comparison and Contrast Poetry is very different author to author. Each poem is very unique, and has a unique message. Both Edna St.Vincent Millay's "What Lips my Lips have kissed" and Dorothy Parker's "General Review of the Sex Situation" are unique in their style of writing, but also hold similarities. Millay and Parker both talk about love being something difficult, and something that ends in sadness. Still, their poetic styles are very different and one is literal while one is overly figurative. Edna St.Vincent Millay's "What Lips my Lips have kissed" and Dorothy Parker's "General Review of the Sex Situation" are similar in theme and tone, but they are stylistically different and differ in their handling of theme. Both Millay's...The end:
.....ferent poets. Their poems are very much alike in that they both are rhymes and talk about love in a negative way, but they both are very different, too. Millay uses a lot of figurative language, extended metaphor and a different rhyme scheme to talk about love. Parker talks straightforwardly in rhyme in order to get her message out loud and clear. Both are great poems and ones that will be remembered for a long time. Millay and Parker, in "What Lips my Lips have kissed" and "General Review of the Sex Situation,” respectively, are alike in theme and tone but dissimilar in their structure and language. Bibliography Millay, Edna St. Vincent. “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed.” 1923. Parker, Dorothy. “General Review of the Sexual Situation.” 1933.