Modernism is a style of literature that was increasing in popularity in the years of 1915 to 1946. Modernism poets defied the styles of straightforward and standard writings that were popular in the 19th century. Instead, they chose to tell fragmented stories and poems that reflected society in the era of World War I and challenge popular beliefs. (Dugan). They were experimental and unique while they also demonstrated a poetic license. When she first started writing, Millay was clearly a modernist. She acted as a bohemian figure that was active in the problems of society, which was displayed in the various events in which she protested. Millay felt strongly about the Sacco-Vanzetti case, which involved two Italian immigrants who were accused of robbery and murder. Millay expresses what happened in the poem, Justice Denied in Massachusettes:
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