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Comment 3 of 22, added on March 26th, 2012 at 10:55 PM.

This poem should be viewed as a critique of the physical human condition
that is temptation and desire. The strawberries are a metaphor for sexual
awakening and an biblical reference is being made to the fall of man in the
Garden of Eden. In regards to the apron, I view it as a metaphor for the
chastity of the speaker because it not only physically covers the female
reproductive organs but it also protects the female dress, or reputation,
from harm. If God were a human, he could understand our temptation and
desire for sexual awakening instead of scolding us for our human nature.

Sarah Winebarger from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 251. Over the fence
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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