“First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
renascence – rebirth
1. Is the candle of the poem literal or figurative? Why do you think the author begins the poem with such a common cliché?
The candle is figurative.
Answers may vary. Example: Millay might have wanted a rhyme for “Friends”. However, the cliche does fit the sense of this very short poem.
SHARING IS CARING!
Sharing knowledge has helped humanity to survive and evolve into the smart and productive species that it is today.A Candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."Margaret Fuller says, "If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles with it."