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The serpent slithered through the grass,
First to Eve, the mistress of Eden,
And made her cross with what it told.

When first Adam heard of what had occurred,
"You silly hen!" he chided his wife.
But all too late; 'twas the end of the end.

As though with the prick of a thorn,
Knowledge finally came to them both.

Clearly now they could see,
With the eyes God had made them,
That at last they'd lost
And this was their final day.

What is this poem really referring to?

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  • $\begingroup$ Are the male and female characters referring to actual male and female characters? $\endgroup$ – Bob Jul 6 '15 at 11:55
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Answer:

Sex and the City


The serpent slithered through the grass,

S (looks like a snake)

First to Eve, the mistress of Eden,

E (first letter of Eve)

And made her cross with what it told.

X (a cross)

When first Adam heard of what had occurred,

A (first letter of Adam)

"You silly hen!" he chided his wife.

N (sounds like "hen")

But all too late; 'twas the end of the end.

D (last letter of "the end")

As though with the prick of a thorn,

TH (letter "thorn")

Knowledge finally came to them both.

E (last letter of "knowledge")

Clearly now they could see,

C (sounds like "see")

With the eyes God had made them,

I (sounds like "eye")

That at last they'd lost

T (last letter of "that")

And this was their final day.

Y (last letter of "day")

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  • $\begingroup$ You are fast, sir! How did you come up with this - what gave it away? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 6 '15 at 12:23
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor "First" and "last"/"final" made me think of taking the first and last letters of the neighboring words, and then "see" and "eyes" stood out as homophones for letters. I guessed the rest from there. $\endgroup$ – f'' Jul 6 '15 at 12:35

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