by Edna St. Vincent Millay
First Fig Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Edna St. Vincent Millay may seem to have lived a looong time ago, but she actually lived in a world with plenty of electricity. So why would she use a candle as the central metaphor of her poem? Is...
Once again, Millay is pulling out some tried and true tricks here. The history of poetry is littered with apostrophes—moments when the speaker of a poem addresses an audience directly. Milton cal...