Sex and Love in "She Being Brand" and "Sex Without Love" Comparison Essay by Ebop

Sex and Love in "She Being Brand" and "Sex Without Love"
Compares the two poems for style, themes, and use of language.
# 2000 | 1,460 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Sep 03, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)


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Description:

This paper looks at the combination of sex and art, looking at two poems where the poets have made an attempt to work out where sex and love connect. The erotica of Sharon Olds' poem "Sex Without Love" is explored, as well as E.E. Cummings' sensual poem "She Being Brand".

From the Paper:

"Two terms seeming to often coincide, making love and poetry. The act of making love, sex, and sensuality are greatly utilized topics in writing, painting and even music. However, some may argue that this combination, sex and art, is odd in our media drenched America. Today, Eros parallels pornography and explicit sexual content, both "located on a continuum of erotic desire and dread" (Ostriker 327). Many poets have made an attempt to conquer the tangles and complications of sex and love, drawing connections between love of bodies and love of mind, leaving the abstract to the sensuous and the logical to the emotional. Sharon Olds, author of the poem "Sex Without Love," presents her audience with physically and sexually charged poetry. From no angle do her poems disguise erotic desires."

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