Christina Rossetti, selected poems

The poetry of Christina Rossetti

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti was a prolific writer who authored a great number of poems, as well as journal contributions, short stories and devotional prose.

This text guide will enable you to explore her poetry, the life of the poet herself, as well as the society she lived in.

Christina Rossetti

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) was an English poet. Born in London on December 5th 1830, she was the fourth child of Gabriele Rossetti, an Italian poet and political exile and Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori, the daughter of an Italian exile. She had two brothers, William Michael and Dante Gabriel and one sister, Maria. Read more . . .

Context of Christina Rossetti's poetry

Christina Rossetti lived and wrote in the Victorian era. The world she lived in had a profound effect on her writings and provides a lense through which one can better understand the text. Read more . . .

Dive in to the Christina Rossetti text guide

Poems for study - Synopsis, commentary and analysis of over 20 of her poems

Critical approaches - Find out how Rossetti's work was and has been received.

Themes and significant ideas - Research themes and significant ideas that feature in Rossetti's poetry.

The Poetry of Christina Rossetti e-book - Read the poems and research the text, all for free and online.

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