The Erotic Poems Themes

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Sexual passion

These are love poems, and they have been labeled erotic for a reason. The poet describes aspects of passion and how it manifests in the world as he finds it. He tells readers about how it manifests in relating with others.

There is a set of relationships that turn on the basis of sexual passion during the poems. One is the marital relationship. He writes a bit of the love between husband and wife but he writes just as much about marital infidelities and how to cope with them.

The women are consistently referred to as Mistresses, unless they are servants. This is the case whether the woman is married or not to the lover or hopeful in question.

The poetry is also called erotic because it is not sexually graphic and explicit in general, but does contain these elements. The author is able to describe for...

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