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Analysis

First Fig Allusions & Cultural References

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • The Bible (title)—Adam and Eve wear fig leaves. Why shouldn't Millay?

Culture Cliché References:

  • "Burning the candle at both ends" (1) We bet you've heard that one before.
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