The Author to Her Book
by Anne Bradstreet
Analysis: 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?