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Although many men would assume that womens sexuality has arisen mostly in the past century this could not be further from the truth Women have been sexual creatures for nearly the same amount of time as men Two poems Rochesters A Song and Behns Amyntas Led Me to a Grove are contrasting views on womens sexuality Rochester portrays women as creatures for men to do with as they please not having to worry about what the woman wants or if she even enjoys herself Behn on the other hand believes that women want sex and pleasure just as badly as men I agree with Behn in her belief that women are equally as sexual as men in every way A Song by John Wilmot Earl of Rochester is at first thought to be a pastoral style poem However further dissection of the stanzas and lines reveals a complicated piece of work about seduction with multiple interpretations The opening lines tell of a nymph lying under a willow A young shepherd approaches her and she immediately blushes Rochester never says why she blushes so but some possible reasons could be she is nude or attracted to the shepherd She attempts to leave but the swain pulls her back to the ground At this time her heart begins to race and passion fills her veins Rochester portrays her as a helpless girl who has no choice in the matter yet is excited by his forcefulness and puts up minimal resistance The nymph states Ah Youth What charms are these that conquer and surprise This shows that she feels powerless against him and yet enticed The next lines can be read in 3 different ways The lines themselves are Ah Let me-for unless you please I have no power to rise The three interpretations are as follows if she does not allow him to proceed he will not be able to become sexually aroused if he does not
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