Study Guide

With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies! Steaminess Rating

By Sir Philip Sidney

Steaminess Rating

PG

Frustration, pain, sadness, love—those are the feelings and emotions on display in this poem. There's no lust, sexual desire, lechery at all. That means this isn't a sexual poem at all. Still, there are few other sonnets in Astrophel and Stella that do get, let's just say, a little steamy.

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