Study Guide

Sonnet 2 Sex Rating

By William Shakespeare

Sex Rating


We actually think there's a lot of sex under the surface in this poem. The speaker certainly seems pretty into this young man's beauty, and words like "lusty" and "gazed on" seem to pop up a little more than is required for the speaker to make his point. In general, Shakespeare's Sonnets can be pretty sexy. Still, just like a kids movie with a few jokes for the adults, we think this one is safe for all ages.

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