It's past my bedtime...
I'll admit something. I don't have a plan for this. I'm pretty sure that I've committed to make one of these blog entries every day until the literature exam. And when I say I'll do something...
I had that idea about half an hour before I printed the pages and brought them to you. So confident was I in it's goodideaness that I didn't check or review it!
The blog always was and still is a good idea. Look at any previous post and bask in your communal glory. The greatest capacity of the internet is to bring together communities with a shared interest; in this case you lot.
When engaging in internet research it is always advisable to begin a the beginning.
Read the introductory blurb from the wikipedia entry for The Laboratory, then copy and paste the next stanza from the previous post. Include a comment about the stanza.
The first post has been completed for you.
This poem presents the desperately jealous feelings of a woman abandoned by her lover, who left her for a more womanly rival. It shows how deranged the protagonist's nature has become, who goes so far as to poison her rival in love. The use of rhyming quickens the pace of the poem, adding to the woman's increasing excitement as the apothecary grinds up the mixture. Many of Browning's poems were written about people with an unusual nature. At first glance, the poem appears to be written as if she were talking to the apothecary, but reading into it shows that she may be thinking to herself as at the start of the poem she tells the man to take his time, but as she thinks about the possibilities and power the poison will bring her she begins to hurry him. Her careless attitude towards her future crime suggests that she may have previously killed and does not care about being found out as she is proud of what she will have done.
It is set in seventieth century France and was written by Robert Browning. It was inspired by the life of Marie Madeleine Marguerite D'Aubray win Brivinlliers (1630-1676), who poisoned her father and two brothers and planned to poison her husband.  It was published in dramatic lyrics in 1842 with other famous poems such as My Last Duchess.
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