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First Fig

First Fig


by Edna St. Vincent Millay

First Fig: Short Things True or False

1. How does the broken meter of the first line interact with the rest of the poem? -> It's so subtle that you don't notice it.
2. How many lines does the poem have? -> four
3. How long will the candle burn? -> not until daybreak
4. Why are impermanent things exciting? -> They take forever.
5. What is the rhyme scheme? -> abcd