Edna St. Vincent Millay Grew Up In The Early 1900's

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During the early 1900’s, a time of monumental change in the American culture, Edna St. Vincent Millay used her exceptional poetic talents to voice her thoughts about love, war, and independence. The early 1900’s was a time when cities across the nation were becoming booming havens for the artists, writers, and poets of a new generation. The world was at a point of tremendous modernization, not just technology but in society as well. New ideas of feminism and equal rights were stirring in the streets. It was a modern day renaissance. Edna St. Vincent Millay grew up in this turning point of time in history. She was raised by an ambitious woman who taught her put her owns mark on the era with her provocative poems and unconventional lifestyle.…show more content…
Cora Millay was strong and independent (“Archive1”)., a woman ahead of her time, and her way of life that was passed on, turning her Edna daughters’ into a life of freedom of dreams and where her daughters’ life was soon to go. Eventually after the girls and mother Cora, settled into town Camden, Maine, a town where Edna’s talents began to shine through, and where others began to take a moment to look at the talents of which a young energy filled, girl with vast amounts of ambitious talent. Edna Millay was successful and strived for the best in everything that she desired. All the ambition and desire for her artistic talent, was pushed at an early age by mother. Edna Millay was musically talented; she was taking piano lessons at an early age from a local town teacher. Edna and teacher prepped for a musical career her small fingers didn’t stretch far enough to cross the keys to go forward intoa professional career, but Millay’s true talent and desired was

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