How does Sor Juana express her love for her lady in the poem "My Lady"?

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Sor Juana expresses her love for her lady in emotionally powerful, almost erotic terms. The speaker states explicitly, "I love you with so much passion." There's really no ambiguity here. While love poems between noble women who were friends were by no means unusual in the 17th century, Sor Juana hints at something a good deal deeper than mere friendship.

As a nun, Sor Juana knows that such language addressed to a man would be scandalous: it is even more so when...

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