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The setting of the poem “ The Landlady '' contributes to the complex understanding ofthe landlady herself by connecting the environment to her actions as she has directcontrol over it, showcasing her obsession to know everything which results in heractions that an average person would consider quite disturbing and creepy. “Because ofher their lives become exact: their entrances and exits are designed; phone calls are cryptic.Oh, her ticklish earsadvance and fall back stunned.” (The Landlady, stanza 2.) This stanzashows how the surroundings are in her control, like a playground. “Their lives become exact”and suggest how she keeps everything regulated, but not to satisfy those who settle in, butrather for her personal goals as suggested by “Oh, her ticklish earsadvance and fall backstunned.” as she wants to hear of everything and anything that’s going on. “Nothing isunprepared. They hold the walls about them as they weep or laugh. Each face is dialled to zero

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Term
Fall
Professor
Ms Simon
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The Landlady

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