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Analysis and comments on Living In Sin by Adrienne Rich

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Comment 18 of 83, added on May 5th, 2010 at 7:52 PM.

This poem is an anti feminist piece that discusses the seven deadly sins
from the bible. The anti feministness comes from the fact that this girl
knowing that her life could be better, but she does nothing to change it.

Most feminist papers portray a woman as helpless and oppressed by men.
While it would appear that she is being oppressed my the "artist", in
reality she causes all of her own pain and trauma.

Three of the seven deadly sins can easily be found here; including gluttony
(the empty bottles), lust (this one is obvious), and sloth (the lack of
effort to keep her apartment or lifestyle clean)

Jeff from United States
Comment 17 of 83, added on May 5th, 2010 at 7:52 PM.

This poem is an anti feminist piece that discusses the seven deadly sins
from the bible. The anti feministness comes from the fact that this girl
knowing that her life could be better, but she does nothing to change it.

Most feminist papers portray a woman as helpless and oppressed by men.
While it would appear that she is being oppressed my the "artist", in
reality she causes all of her own pain and trauma.

Three of the seven deadly sins can easily be found here; including gluttony
(the empty bottles), lust (this one is obvious), and sloth (the lack of
effort to keep her apartment or lifestyle clean)

Jeff from United States
Comment 16 of 83, added on April 25th, 2006 at 10:18 AM.

Every critical reader may see the imagery and diction in the words of Rich
that enables the reader to see the woman as the wretch in a life of
irresistible passion but the surface of the poem, including its symbols,
says more to the reader than over analyzing the space between the lines.
The women is the milk, the guy is the milkman. The milk always comes when
expected. The milk is always available. The milkman doesn't have to do
anything exciting to get the milk. The milkman doesn't have to buy to the
cow to get the milk. This milkman gets his milk from a source that works
like a machine that gives him milk when he says "come." The girl is the
"amusing mouse"; the guy is the cat. The mouse is amused by the chase; the
guy chases the mouse by "his urging." This poem is about woman with a
possible Christian background that enjoys her routine life of sinful
passion rather than a routine life of pure loneliness.

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Comment 15 of 83, added on February 22nd, 2006 at 5:15 PM.

The poem is a collection of broken pictures--broken syntactically or
psychologically. Putting them together is to find out the nature of this
relationship. The "sin" is this sort of futile forward momentum they both
are caught up in. The milkman is the coming day or just anothera lover who
might bring the same to the relationship with her as the present one does.
A very depressing piece of aart this!

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Comment 14 of 83, added on November 7th, 2005 at 10:50 PM.

This poem was great. I loved the topic.

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Poet: Adrienne Rich
Poem: Living In Sin
Year: 1955
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 1049 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 3 2009


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