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Selected Poems

Christina & Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1. 01 - Silent Noon
2. 02 - A Birthday
3. 03 - A Little While
4. 04 - Remember
5. 05 - My Sister's Sleep
6. 06 - Maude Clare
7. 07 - Sudden Light
8. 08 - Dream Land
9. 09 - Soul's Beauty
10. 10 - Body's Beauty
11. 11 - Goblin Market
12. 12 - Autumn Song
13. 13 - Song
14. 14 - The Choice I, II, & III
15. 15 - After Death
16. 16 - The Love Letter
17. 17 - No, Thank You, John
18. 18 - The Hill Summit
19. 19 - Love from the North
20. 20 - The Blessed Damozel
21. 21 - At Home
22. 22 - A Day of Love
23. 23 - Last Night
24. 24 - Insomnia
25. 25 - In the Round Tower at Jhansi
26. 26 - Mary's Girlhood (for a Picture)
27. 27 - Somewhere or Other
28. 28 - The Ballad of Dead Ladies
29. 29 - Helen Grey
30. 30 - Lost Days
31. 31 - An End
32. 32 - Sister Helen
33. 33 - Uphill
34. 34 - The One Hope
35. 35 - Children's Poems, from Sing-Song, by Christina Rossetti

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Summary

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) and his sister Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) played important roles in the artistic milieu of Victorian England. Members of a highly cultured Italian immigrant family, they achieved widespread fame and exerted a significant influence upon the poetry and art of their time.Dante Gabriel was a co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of painters, contributing to a renewed interest in medieval themes and techniques. Both his painting and his poetry anticipated the Aesthetic movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His deep intellect and highly emotional nature are reflected in poems that exhibit a combination of complex symbolism and powerful feeling. He was a master of the sonnet form, as best exemplified in his book The House of Life.Christina served as a model for some of her brother’s early paintings, and she was closely identified with the Pre-Raphaelites. Her poetry is more accessible and displays perhaps a greater felicity of expression than her brother’s. Today she holds a higher reputation, often being ranked (sometimes rather condescendingly) among the leading women poets. Other critics, quite appropriately, consider her a major poet without the feminine label. A deeply devout person, she never married, although she eventually rejected two suitors, both for religious reasons. She produced a large body of Christian poetry, which is not represented in this collection. She also wrote many delightful poems for children.