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Helen

Helen

by H.D.

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

G

"Helen" is a poem about Helen of Troy, the foxiest lady ever, but it's not exactly a poem that'll get your heart racing. Helen's beauty in the poem is cold and still and almost deathly. But hey, if you find Helen's "slenderest knees" to be appealing, you can go ahead and knock this one up to a PG.

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