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Student 1 English 11221 July 2005What’s Love Got to do With It?What has happened to us? Where has our restraint gone? Do we no longer value marriage and the intimacy that should be reserved for that spiritual union? Apparently we don’t value love or sex the way we should, and the author of “Sex Without Love,” calls us on it by passionately describing her disgust for casual sex. Sharon Olds vividly animates the immorality of lustful sex through figurative language clever use of imagery, and sarcasm and irony.Olds frequently uses similes, which paint vivid pictures to make the audience imagine actual events. For example, Olds describes making love as “Beautiful as dancers” (Line 2). In this line, she questions how one can do such a beautiful act with a person whom one is not in love with. Olds also describes sex as “gliding over each other like ice skaters / over the ice”( 3-4). She is referring to sex as a performance. Each ice