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Living in Sin

Living in Sin

  

by Adrienne Rich

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(3) Base Camp

Once you know the studio is a metaphor for the couple's relationship, the poem isn't too difficult. There are a few confusing moments here and there—like what to think of the milkman—but it's not too tough to read most of this poem and grasp its main points.

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