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The Laboratory

The Laboratory

  

by Robert Browning

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(5) Tree Line

The basic themes of this poem—jealousy, revenge, murder—are pretty clear. Still, there are a lot of old-fashioned words like "thee" and "thy" to get though, plus some tricky vocab ("Prithee my good fellow, please direct me to thy nearest Shmoop site to help me with this bonkers vocab, yo"). Trust us, though—a story as exciting as this one is worth the climb.

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