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Ulysses

Ulysses

  

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Analysis: Sex Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

G

There is nothing sexual about this poem; Ulysses only mentions his wife once, and he practically complains about her age. Ulysses has other things to worry about besides sex, like sailing and exploring new places.

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