First Fig By Edna St. Vincent Millay: Analysis & Explanation


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Edna St. Vincent Millay's central metaphor in 'First Fig' involves which of the following images?

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1. Which of the following words best describes the speaker of the poem 'First Fig'?

2. Which line of the poem 'First Fig' indicates that the speaker of the poem is addressing an audience?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While the title may be misleading, Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem First Fig says much about the way she lived her life. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your understanding of the poem's meaning, and offer a glimpse into the life of this feminist poet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Successful completion of this quiz requires students to know the following:

  • Imagery used in the poem
  • Significance of the title
  • Techniques used by the poet
  • Publication date

Skills Practiced

The following skills can be practiced during this lesson:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on this poem by St. Vincent Millay
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret First Fig correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the poem's meaning

Additional Learning

For addition learning utilize the lesson called First Fig By Edna St. Vincent Millay: Analysis & Explanation. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Analyze each line of the poem for technique, meaning and style
  • Explain why St. Vincent Millay's lifestyle may have caused her to address foes in line three
  • Explore several theories about the poem's title