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1Glordens CenatUnion County CollegeENG-102: English Composition IIProf.: Sophia MitraEssay on Thematic Unit of LoveApril 5, 2019Love and Sex at the CrossroadsLove and sex have been part of this world since the very beginning. They’ve been part of every culture, religion, and history that have ever existed through the ages. They remain great topics of discussion today and people from every cultural or religious background have things to tell about them. The notion of love and sex represent a major part of every literature and a lot of scholars believe they have been the most influential themes in literary works. Books, articles, essays, and poems have been written about them and they continue to be at the center of interest as if they were inseparable. Undoubtedly, people keep believing that the connection between the two makes it difficult to speak of one leaving the other behind. Some argue that one could never existed without the help of the other. A few believe that one is evil while the other is divine. Three writers, each from a different perspective describe through great poems the relationship between love and sex. A brief analysis of each approach should be sufficient to display how each writer, brilliantly through the choice of words, imagery, figures of speech, and symbols either exalts love as solely physical, emotional attachment, or celebration of the beloved’s beauty.In both poems “Last Night” and “Sex without Love”, the talented Sharon Olds, with her magical choice of words, exposes the nature of sex without love. In “Sex without Love”, she lets the reader understand at the very beginning that she does not perceive the possibility of sex in theabsence of love when she questions, “How do they do it, the ones who make love / without
2love?” (1-2). The main figures of speech she uses in this poem turn around the simile, metaphor and connotation. She assesses that sex without love is meaningless and abominable. The similes

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