flea - The speaker of this poem clearly wants to get laid....

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The speaker of this poem clearly wants to get laid. He is going so far as to use a flea that has sucked each the speaker’s and his lover’s blood as a way to get into her pants. The mixing of the two bloods parallels the act of the two having sex. Apparently, because their blood is already mixed within the flea, it will not go against any Puritanical view of sex before marriage. The speaker shows this in lines 3-5: “And in this flea our two bloods mingled be./ Thou know'st that this cannot be said/A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead”. Society doesn't even know that at that moment, their two bloods are mixing so how will society know if they do it or not? Lines 7-9 “Yet this enjoys before it woo,/And pamper'd swells with one blood made of two ;/And this, alas! is more than we would do.” shows that the speaker is somewhat even jealous of the flea. The flea gets to enjoy her flesh without having to put in all the work of wooing her. The line “O stay, three lives in one flea spare”
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