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by Christina Rossetti

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


"Up-Hill" is great for a lot of things, but sex isn't one of them. God was the only man Rossetti ever made room for her in life and, as you can imagine, her poetry reflects that choice.

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