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The Author to Her Book

The Author to Her Book

by Anne Bradstreet

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

G

We hate to say it, but there’s no sex in this poem. In fact, the speaker basically says she had a child without having sex at all (the book has no “father”). Well that’s kind of boring, isn’t it? Definitely, but what did you expect from a seventeenth-century Puritan woman?

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