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First Fig

First Fig

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

First Fig: Figgy Goodness True or False

1. What is the main image of the poem?a candle
2. When was "First Fig" written?during World War II
3. What is a fig?a literary device
4. Why is the title "First Fig"?because it was the first poem in her book
5. How would you characterize the tension between the title and the body of the poem?the old vs. the new

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