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Methought I Saw my Late Espoused Saint (Sonnet 23)

Methought I Saw my Late Espoused Saint (Sonnet 23)


by John Milton

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


Although "Methought I Saw…" is a poem about how a grieving widow reunites with his late wife in a vision, they don't reunite in that way. In fact, just as his wife leans down to embrace him, the speaker wakes and she "flees." Sex probably just isn't possible with a person who's, you know, not actually there. We mean, the two of them can't even hug.

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