Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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The Author to Her Book Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


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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