Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poems & Analysis


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What are Edna St. Vincent Millay's poems about?

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1. Which of the following statements about 'What Lips My Lips Have Kissed' by Edna St. Vincent Millay is FALSE?

2. Why is Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem 'First Fig' considered to be modernist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess how much you know about the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. To pass the test, you will need to be familiar with overall characteristics of St. Vincent Millay's poetry as well as with the poems 'What Lips My Lips Have Kissed' and 'The First Fig.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • What St. Vincent Millay's poems were about
  • Characteristics of the poem 'What Lips My Lips Have Kissed'
  • What makes 'First Fig' modernist
  • Why St. Vincent Millay uses birds in 'What Lips My Lips Have Kissed'
  • Overall characteristics of St. Vincent Millay's poetry

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Edna St. Vincent Millay in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Edna St. Villay's poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the modernist elements in Edna St. Vincent Millay's poems

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous poet and her works, review the corresponding lesson on Edna St. Vincent Millay's Poetry. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Examine two of Millay's famous poems
  • Discuss why Millay was considered a shocking figure in her time
  • Explore the modernist influence on poetry