how is the poem the spider and the fly a dark comedy

how is the poem the spider and the fly a dark comedy

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    The poem presents a dark topic in a light-hearted manner. The poet talks through metaphors (hidden meanings) about how spider can put a fly under its spell by being polite and sweet. She personifies man as the spider and woman as the fly and talks about how innocent women are to the sweet talks of men and that they should be more cautious. The poet makes such a grim topic easy to understand and light by making it like a fable, which is appealing to children and adults.

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