Stanza three

This verse opens with one commanding single word line: Here.

The full stop and solitary stance emphasise the forceful presentation of the gift.

However, this gift also bears a warning that It will blind you with tears conveying the idea that this relationship may occasionally cause pain and make you cry, just as getting too close to a chopped up onion can bring tears to your eyes.


In this way, the speaker reminds us that the onion, just like a lover, can elicit pain and distress as well as love and passion.

An additional warning in the form of an extended metaphor follows with the words It will make your reflection a wobbling photo of grief.

This emphasises once more the vulnerability and danger people expose themselves to when they submit wholly and completely to a romantic relationship and reminds us of its destructive potential.