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Living in Sin

Living in Sin

by Adrienne Rich

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

G

Yawn. Not a whole lot of sex here—the man barely looks at the woman in this poem! There is a possible allusion to a steamy evening when the poem states that the woman was back in love again in the evening (23), but this is such a nondescript statement and may not necessarily even refer to sex. And so, G it is.

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