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To My Dear and Loving Husband

To My Dear and Loving Husband


by Anne Bradstreet

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


"To My Dear and Loving Husband" is all about love and passion, but it's not a sexual passion (maybe it is, but she doesn't talk about it). The poem's religious bent (see "Religion") would make anything too dirty seem out of place. Moreover, the love the speaker describes is about compatibility, harmony, and the immense happiness that meeting the right person can bring. We all know sex is usually a part of this compatibility, but in this poem it's not overtly discussed. Bradstreet, after all, was a Puritan in the truest sense of the word.

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