We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Analysis: Sex Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


For a love poem, Sonnet 116 is awfully chaste. It deals more with the emotional side of the L-word, rather than its physical…er, consequences. The poet defines an idealized "marriage of two minds" (2), a relationship that may or may not be physical.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...