The final poems of the non-devotional section return to the seasonal, vegetative cycle.
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The most often quoted passages are those in which Rossetti describes her experiences of nature and elaborates on the moral and symbolic meaning suggested by them. While some passages engage in traditional exegesis, others are more personally contemplative and address issues of spiritual and moral duty.
Published in by the S. In Rossetti was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy that was performed in her own home. The cancer recurred the following year, and after months of acute suffering she died on 29 December After her death many articles appeared with personal reminiscences, expressing admiration of her saintliness and assessing her poetry and prose. Her lyric gift has never been doubted, but the unassuming tone and flawless finish of these compositions has sometimes led critics to suggest that their lyric purity is achieved at the expense of intellectual depth and aesthetic complexity.
For several decades after her death Rossetti criticism tended to be narrowly biographical, her mournful lyrics and fantastic allegories being used to construct narratives of agonizing conflict between secular and sacred impulses, renounced love, and repressed passion.
Christina Rossetti has often been called the greatest Victorian woman poet, but her poetry is increasingly being recognized as among the most beautiful and innovative of the period by either sex. Holograph poems are scattered among various public and private collections, also listed by Crump. Antony H. Harrison notes in his edition of The Letters of Christina Rossetti that more than 2, autograph letters are dispersed in more than one hundred public and private collections. Prose Home Harriet Blog.
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Poems by Christina Rossetti. Related Content. More About this Poet. Region: England. Poems by This Poet Related Bibliography. After Death. Amor Mundi. A Better Resurrection. A Birthday. A Daughter of Eve. De Profundis. A Dirge. Dream Land. From the Antique. Goblin Market. In an Artist's Studio. In the bleak midwinter. Mix a Pancake. No, Thank You, John.
Passing away, Saith the World. Somewhere or Other. A Study A Soul. The Three Enemies. A Triad. When I am dead, my dearest. Who Has Seen the Wind? Winter: My Secret.
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