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Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister

Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister


by Robert Browning

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(4) Base Camp

The language is occasionally tough, and there are references to some esoteric Christian doctrines and heresies, but on a basic level, this poem is pretty accessible: most readers can probably understand the idea of a two-faced hypocrite gritting his teeth and smiling while secretly hating the man across the table.

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