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The Naked and the Nude

The Naked and the Nude

  

by Robert Graves

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

PG

Hold up. How can a poem about not having clothes on be just PG? Sorry, folks, this poem is just about as clean as they come. Graves is interested in how people misuse the naked human body, making it into a thing that's dirty or not respectable. So his descriptions of the naked and the nude are, well, pretty tame. We've tossed in a PG rating because naked people get whipped at the very end, which is a little saucy (and painful), we'll admit.

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