Corinna's Going A-Maying
by Robert Herrick
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this poem?
Wink Wink. Although lust is a major theme and the whole premise of the poem is, "Come along and make love to me," "Corinna's Going A-Maying" hides most of its sex under the covers. Still, innuendo about picking locks with keys isn't hard to figure out, and stanza 5's talk of death, decay, and disappearance is a pretty see-through ploy to convince Corinna to get it on.