Study Guide

First Fig Tough-o-Meter

By Edna St. Vincent Millay

Tough-o-Meter

(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.