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To Helen

To Helen

by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

PG

Well, we've got a nice love poem here that alludes to a whole lot of mythological love stories, but where's the sex? Sadly, there isn't any. None, zero, zilch, nein, nada. Still, we get what movie censors might call a "romantic situation," with the speaker pouring his heart out all over the page to the addressed. So, nothing's explicitly out there for all to see—except his bid for love.

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