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A duplex is a type of building that is divided into two separate living spaces, each with its own entrance. Imagine two houses connected together, side by side, or one on top of the other. These living spaces share a common wall but are separate from each other, allowing two families or groups of people to live independently in the same building.
For example, imagine a two-story building with a blue door on the left and a red door on the right. Behind each door, there's a complete home with a kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Two friends, Jane and John, decide to buy the duplex together. Jane lives in the home behind the blue door, while John lives in the one behind the red door. They are neighbors, sharing a common wall, but each has their own private living space.
"Wit & Whimsy with the Dumb Ox: Unlocking Knowledge with Rhyme:"
In a town not too far, there's a house, yes it's true,
A house that is split, one part red and one blue.
Two doors, two homes, side by side, can't you see,
A duplex it's called, where two families can be.
Each space has its own rooms, a kitchen, and more,
Two families can live, one on each side of the door.
Sharing a wall, but their lives still apart,
A duplex, dear friend, is a home with a heart.