The Complete Poems - Love Poems Summary & Analysis

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Love Poems Summary

Love Poems is a highly romantic, emotionally charged collection of poems about passion, lust, and longing. These are not merely a collection of love letters, but a complex rendering of a romantic journey, complete with joy and peril alike. In "The Touch", the speaker personifies her own hand as an organism that longs for affectionate contact, which she eventually finds in her lover. "The Kiss" is similar to this, a poem about being invigorated and electrified by physical contact in the form of love's true kiss. "The Breast" is a sensual poem about the body's awakening and surrender to passion. "The Interrogation of the Man of Many Hearts" is a poetic dialog between the speaker and the man with which she is having an affair. It explores the conflict between this man's devotion to his wife and his love of the...

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