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Corinna's Going A-Maying

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.

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