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The Fish (Marianne Moore) Steaminess Rating

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Steaminess Rating


The fish aren't having any sex in this poem, so we're keeping things G rated. And since Moore is getting at a lot of profound ideas associated with life and death, there's even less of an occurrence of sexiness. We're feeling pretty serious in "The Fish," but also kind of inspired to think about life-stuff—you know, without the sex part.

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