Read this excerpt from “The World” by Christina Rossetti:

By day she wooes me, soft, exceeding fair;
But all night as the moon so changeth she;
Loathsome and foul with hideous leprosy
And subtle serpents gliding in her hair.
By day she wooes me to the outer air,
Ripe fruits, sweet flowers, and full satiety:
But thro' the night, a beast she grins at me,
A very monster void of love and prayer,
By day she stands a lie:

Which statement best describes the theme?

A (Love escapes us because of the change from day to night.)
B (Nighttime is monstrous, but it is better than daytime.)
C (Beauty can be alluring, but it is also dangerous.)
D (Daytime hides the danger and intrigue of night.)

2 Answer