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Why is the speaker called cunning?

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    The speaker, which is the fly here, is called cunning as he knows how to pursue the fly. He uses materialistic means initially to lure in the fly but the fly proves cautious and wary. So he resorts to using flattery and false words as he knew the fly’s vanity would let her down. He knows how to trap the naive fly by using his shrewd intelligence.

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