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by W.H. Auden

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


This poem's got some sex appeal: we've got lovers in bed, boundless souls and bodies, a carnally excited hermit, and the goddess of love. However, there's no full-frontal nudity, and no detailed descriptions of any body parts or anything like that. So, we're going to go with a PG-13 for this one: carnal hermits may be inappropriate for children under thirteen.

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