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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 2 months ago

Can someone analyze the poem “I asked a thief” and tell me how the meaning of lady changes. ?

I asked a thief to steal me a peach:

He turned up his eyes.

I ask'd a lithe lady to lie her down:

Holy and meek, she cries.

As soon as I went

An Angel came:

He wink'd at the thief,

And smil'd at the dame;

And without one word [said]1

Had a peach from the tree,

[And still as a maid]2

Enjoy'd the lady.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Didn't you already ask this? Were you not satisfied with the answers you got?

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  • 2 months ago

     The thief is the lady’s lover because he laid her down and made her cry, as she was loosing her virginity.

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    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    its about a woman losing her virginity, the thief is her lover and the meaning of lady does not change

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