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    Christina Rossetti

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    Christina Rossetti grew up in London, England with her three siblings. She grew up with a religious family who influenced her writing dramatically. Growing up, Christina was exposed to her parents’ opinions and the wealthy lifestyle. She didn’t know much about other people and their beliefs. When she began to fall in love, her beliefs stood in the way of following her heart. Christina based her love life around her family’s religious beliefs and she was not able to express her feelings to those whom

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    Christina Rossetti

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    Christina Rossetti Christina Georgina Rossetti was born in London on December 5, 1830. She was one of four children. She had two brothers, William and Dante, and one sister, Maria. All four children became writers, and her brother Dante was also a famous painter. Christina was the youngest of the four children. Her father, Gabriele Rossetti was a poet, and her mother, Frances Polidori Rossetti was deeply religious. It has been said that Christina, “Inherited many of her artistic tendencies

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born in 1828, but not with that name; not entirely, that is. In truth, he was born Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti, son of an Italian scholar living in London, but later changed the arrangement of his name so as to closer identify himself with the great 13th-14th century Italian poet Dante Aligheri, author of la Divina Comedia and Vita Nuova (Everett, np). His obsession with Dante impacted his work, both literary and artistic; from his

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    Christina Rossetti: Poetry and Devotion

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    prose and contributed to the world literary domain. An effective woman voice of the period was Christian Georgina Rossetti. Rossetti was gifted with a great lyrical quality and belonging to the lineage of Italian art, she had an expertise with regard to the imagery and symbols. In addition to this, an important aspect that her art of poetry possessed was a devotional spirit. Rossetti was a woman of faith and her relationship with God was out of this world. The following paper will attempt at bringing

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    Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti The poem cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti is about a young girl who falls in love with a great lord (a rich and powerful man), but then he leaves her for her cousin. Eventually she finds out that she is pregnant (cousin Kate) but had to deal with the consequences all by herself. As the great lord does not want to be involved in a baby when not married (this was highly disrespected at this time).It is set sometimes during the 1800's and a young cottage maiden

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    Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

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    Christina Rossetti was born in London on December 5, 1930. She is regarded by many as “one of the most important women poets in writing” in England during the nineteenth-century (Everett). Rossetti’s best known for writing a collection of pieces known as Goblin Market and Other Poems that was published in 1862 (Christina Rossetti). Many have argued that her most notable poem of the collection, “Goblin Market,” has a strong biblical undertone. By analyzing the characters and symbolisms of “Goblin

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    Christina Rossetti tackles multiple taboos of the Victorian era in her poem “The Goblin Market”. Introducing a sense of supply and demand with the physical body as a form of commerce. With a demon infested marketplace setting Rossetti tests her characters Lizzie and Laura sense of worth when it comes down to a tempestuous trade the goblin market men. Like any other Victorian maiden they cherish their virtue and value their religion. Struggling to fight the human urges of desire and sexuality to uphold

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    Goblin market by Christina Rossetti

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    the ideologies of her time were wrong and needed to be reslolved. She used the “Goblin Market” to challenge this and also as a warnign against men and tempting sexual situtations. Many women gave into these temptations and became 'fallen women'. Rossetti was showing young girls the consequences of falling out of line. The sexual references are the main cause for questioning the real intended audience for this poem. There are many strong symbols and innuendos throughout to support these ... ...

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    Christina Rossetti: A Woman of Duality

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    was Christina Rossetti. Christina Rossetti’s rich childhood, personal and familial strives, and the Pre-Raphaelite movement aided her to use her poems as a tool of personal expression of the inner turmoil of religious and family obligations and a personal longing in her soul. Christina Rossetti’s childhood was abundant with rich influences. She grew up surrounded by the finest minds of her time (Holmes 2-3). As a child Rossetti grew up in London, England. Her father, Gabriele Rossetti, was a liberal

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    The six poems poems I have chosen to write about each incorporate death in a different way. There are many ways that the authors use death, and they all achieve something different in the way they use it. “Remember” is a poem written by Christina Rossetti that describes Rossetti’s feelings about dying, and it also shows how her opinions change about it while writing it. In the first half, there is an octet. This octet describes Christina’s initial feelings about dying. She is demanding that her husband

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