Study Guide

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning Steaminess Rating

By John Donne

Steaminess Rating

PG

You could read into some of the language Donne uses to describe a compass and find a way to make a few "that's what she said" jokes, but this one is actually pretty tame compared to some Donne poems. It's a love poem, but this one is more sweet than spicy. Sorry to disappoint. If you are looking for dirtier Donne, try "The Flea".

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