Best Love Poetry Analysis

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The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 8-26-15 One of the first poems listed in my book is First Fig by Edna St. Vincent Millay and the first line of that poem says, “My candle burns at both ends”. I’ve heard that phrase before but never really thought about it. However, I think it applies to me so much right now because this is my senior year and I’m taking college level classes and the workload is picking up. I’m thinking hard about what I want to do in my future, and between school and my religious activities I’m getting stressed out, I feel like my candle is burning at both ends. The next line in the poem is “it will not last the night”. Sometimes I feel like I’m about to explode with all the pressure and stress I’m putting on myself! But then I read the last line of the poem, “It gives a lovely light”. And I think that even though it’s hard it will have a good outcome and it will help build my character and that makes me think that all the stress is worth it. The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 8-28-15 Another poem that I related to was Three Ponies by Arthur Guiterman. It was about three ponies who wanted to run away but couldn't jump the fence, sometimes I feel like I…show more content…
Its about fireflies trying to be stars and I can't tell if the author is commending them or criticizing them. He ends the poem with “Acheive a very star-like start. Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.” Often I struggle with comparing myself to others whether its grades, looks, or personality I feel i'm not as good as someone else. But something i've come to appreciate over the years is that there is always someone who does a certain thing better than you and there's always something you do better at then someone else. The fact of the matter is that we all have a star above us that’s better than us but by simply giving our best to something we show that we are stars

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