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1. Who were the majority of the tenants in kitchenette buildings?→The Hiltons
2. Why were the conditions of the kitchenettes so poor?→Rodent infestations in the 1930s were out of control.
3. Why didn't the tenants just move?→Because of unofficial segregation and housing discrimination, they had few options.
4. In stanza 2, what's in the hall that's stinking up the place?→Garbage
5. What does the speaker of the poem hope to do in the final stanza?→Take a lukewarm shower.
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