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To Go
First Fig
First Fig
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Tough-O-Meter

We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(1) Base Camp

Short and sassy, easy on the eye and intriguing to the mind—all in all, this poem's a piece of cake. Perhaps more importantly, the "candle" remains a delightfully vague metaphor, so you can twist it into all kinds of interpretive frameworks.

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