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Sestina
Sestina
by Elizabeth Bishop

Tough-O-Meter

We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(4) Base Camp

Okay, we'll admit, it's not so easy to get everything in this poem, so to speak. But once you decide to give in to some of the weirdness and wackiness, you have a lot of interpretive freedom in this one.

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