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In this poem Rossetti is explaining a friendship in which that person is two faced At day she isIn Victorian theology the world of material pleasure and self-indulgence signified evil in contrast to spiritual or heavenly aspirationshe is doubting their friendship and thinks that their friendship is fake Her friend only wants something from herMy soul to her give her my life and youthwhich is also making the connection with the devil the wanting of the soul the pushing horns and clawed and clutching handsand also that the world is associated with evil It is a metaphor of the devilRossetti thinks that she has some kind of disease and this is why she is evilRossetis devil friend is trying to change her as Rossetti is a very Christian womantil my feet cloven too take hold on hellRossetti is questioning herself on her religionRossetti shows that by day she woos and at night she is loathsome and foulIts like yin and yang good and evil even though she is all evil people only see the good side This so-called friend has followers that will do as she says and subtle servants blinding in her hairwhich shows that they are trailing behind her in her day cover her hair Rossetti sees her friend as a devil that cannotlove and prayer as the devil is evil and cannot pray to God because he is Gods enemyRossettis friend fakes her way through the day
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