what purpose does stanza 1-3 serve in the poem the spider and the fly?

what purpose does stanza 1-3 serve in the poem the spider and the fly?

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    The first 3 stanzas show how materialistic exploits fall short in front of flattery and false words seen in the fourth stanza. The spider tried in vain to lure the fly by offering a “prettiest little parlour”, “little bef with pretty curtains drawn around” and a brilliant “pantry.” It shows not all people fall prey to the charms of materialism.

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