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Meeting at Night
Meeting at Night
by Robert Browning

Meeting at Night Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


There's no obvious sex in this poem, but there are definitely a few suggestive moments. Indeed, the moment where the boat gets stuck in the sand – you know the part about the "pushing prow" and the "slushy sand" (5-6) – seems slightly sexual, as does the intense "beating" of the "two hearts" (12) at the end. There's nothing too steamy here, but it's just enough to warrant a PG-13 rating… you know, just to warn the more zealous parents.

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