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    Christina Rossetti is considered one of the most important women poets of the nineteenth-century. She grew up in a very religious family, which impacted her life later on. A majority of her works reflect a religious focus based on her upbringing. One of her most famous works was Goblin Market and Other Poems. This collection of poems is an allusion to Bible, discussing themes of temptation, salvation, gender roles, feminism, and sexual desires. She wrote the poem “A Daughter of Eve” as a part of this collection when it was published in 1875. In this poem, Rossetti is describing a life, possibly her own, where the good times were missed. There are aspects of regret and sorrow found in her words. The themes of this poem are ones of depression…

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    “Goblin Market”, a poem by Christina Rossetti, was written in the Victorian Era during a time of vast social and economic change across Europe. Even though this period was during a time of female suppression and order, Rossetti exposes many social ideologies -such as purity and female education- fd through the journey of two sisters, Laura and Lizzie. Despite initial impressions of being a childhood fairytale, the suggestive use of language implies an underlying message of an erotic sexual…

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    A Man’s Need I am not sure why this poem stuck out to me so much. Maybe it is because I find the idea of a women’s only job is to wait on a man and to be ready to be molded by any man who comes along sickening. That idea of women being merely objects to men and their sole purpose in this world is to please is extremely disturbing. In “In an Artist’s Studio” by Christina Rossetti she hits the Victorian stereotype of women only being useful if they are “angels”, “saints”, “beautiful”, and…

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    Both Christina Rossetti and Audre Lorde have written each a poem in which the central theme is of a recurring memory of a time past. Their poems use a variety of literary devices that involves the reader in experiencing the occurring memory of a past time with the speaker of the poem. Through this involvement, between the reader and the voice, the poems misleads the reader into being captured by their dream like state that makes the reader misread the inconsistencies within them. This essay will…

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    In the poem ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti, the speaker feels that as their death is inevitable, they must focus on the loved one that they are leaving behind and ensure that they will not waste their lives grieving. Likewise, in the poem ‘Song’, the speaker feels similarly to that of ‘Remember’, as they try to ensure that their loved on will not be afraid or distraught once they have died. Rossetti expresses these feelings in both poems by her use of language features such as sibilance, as…

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    Christina Rossetti is a British poet who wrote during the time of Mid-Victorian England. She is extremely religious, which influences some of her poetry. From a religious view point temptation and sin are two things that are hard to resist, although once committed both have consequences. Goblin Market shows the overall meaning of not to sin and give into temptation as a representation of Christina Rossetti’s religious view through allegory, symbolism and zoomorphism. One literary device that is…

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    Following the pre-Raphaelite period, Christina Rossetti features many of the popular aspects in the arts surrounding in her own poems. Akin to numerous other poets of the era, Rossetti presented strong amorous themes of passion and often subtle indications to Religion. Her most recognisable work is from the ‘Goblin Market and Other Poems’ anthology which was released in 1862. The collection was Rossetti’s first published selection of poetry and includes poems such as Goblin Market, Echo, Maude…

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    Christina Rossetti poem “Goblin Market” tells a story of two girls fighting with desire and temptation and keeping their innocence. In the epigraph, Rossetti shows how one of the girls gave into temptation. The epigraph shows one of the themes given in the entire poem and how it connects to the rest of the poem. The entire poem portrays purity, temptation, addiction, euphoria, and sibling bonds. The poem also offers a couple of interpretations based on the themes of the poem. The theme in the…

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    Cerrato The Difference Between Rossetti?s Life and Her Poetry The Victorian Age was a time of growth in London. The city was growing rapidly and there was an uproar of technological advances and industrialization. During this era many of the greatest British poets were thriving, Christina Rossetti being one. As a woman from such a socially booming era like this one, she did not actively get involved. Rossetti was a quiet and reserved woman, but her poetry is quite the opposite; it is complex,…

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    In “Goblin Market,” Christina Rossetti discusses three main characters involved in the poem and the different experiences they encounter with these Goblin Men. In this essay, I will compare and contrast the different experiences, while describing what message Christina Rossetti is trying to formulate from these different experiences. I will also describe some similarities that this story has with our first story we read “How to Be a Victorian.” Each character has a unique encounter with the…

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