The Scorpio sign is a masculine sign, with very dependable traits and characteristics. In relationships, a Scorpio male or female is true to their beloved but if they do choose to leave a man or woman, they leave for good. They are very seductive and have great charm and frequently dazzle with their radiant personality. However, they often have tendencies toward extremes. At their best, they are compassionate, devoted and possess great depth. They characteristically explore many of the feelings and personality traits that others avoid, as this is not a sign that fears the characteristics of the darker side of human existence.
In stanza fourteenth, she refers to the rack as the wedding bed and having sex with her father figure after she accepted the marriage vows. Later she realizes the marriage is not working and agrees to dissolve the marriage. She decides not to agree to any calls for reconciliation, and refuses to listen to any communications coming from her father figure. She confesses to her father that her life is over with her father figure as she says in the fourteenth stanza, And a love of the rack and the screw. / And I said I do, I do. / So daddy, I'm finally through. / The black telephone' off the root, / The voices just can't worm through. // (Ibid. Lines 66-70)