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First Fig

First Fig


by Edna St. Vincent Millay

First Fig: What Does is All Mean? True or False

1. Who is the speaker? -> an electrician
2. Which of the following literary devices in NOT used in the poem? -> cliché
3. What might the candle represent? -> both 1 and 2
4. Why might a candle be a good metaphor for Millay to use? -> It burns quickly, like life.
5. Whom does the speaker address? -> her friends and foes