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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