Analyzation of Living In Sin

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"Living in Sin" The poem "Living in Sin" by Adrienne Rich is a woman's account of the brief yet emotionally draining affair she had with the milkman in the morning apparently after her husband left for work. Through Richs careful working of the events in the poem you begin to understand the kind of heartache and confusion that comes along with cheating on your spouse. Rich uses many different figurative and symbolic means to underline …

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…reminded with every time the daylight is coming. Rich describes how the woman would still wake and the daylight breaking would remind her of the "relentless milkman up the stairs." The milkman along with many other things symbolize the woman's sin. Rich reminds us that no matter what she does it is something she will have to wake up to and remember everyday, and! because of this she can't be "wholly" in love. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**