Edna St. Vincent Millay was a poet in the 1920s. She wrote mainly about celebrating youth, the freedom, and independence the youths had during these "Roaring Twenties." This essay will tell what her poem 'First Fig' reveals about a teenages life in 1920's America.
The Poem: My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last all night;
But ah, my foes, and my friends---
It gives a lovely light!
The poem 'First Fig,'
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fourth, and last, line: "It gives a lovely light!" reveals that, despite the lack of longevity of this exciting era, it is still worth it. It will always be the most fun they ever had, and will truely be the best years of their lives.
Though life in the 1920s didn't last forever, it was still good during the short time it did last. As the old saying goes: "Time flies when you're having fun!"