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Christina Rossetti Essay Examples

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Compare and Contrast the ways in which Christina Rossetti communicates her attitudes towards death in “Song” and “Remember”

In both “Song” and “Remember”, Rossetti conveys her own attitudes towards death through writing about how others should treat her death and how she wants to be remembered, respectively. She addresses important ideas as well as using word choice and the metrical template to paint a clear picture of her perceptions of death. As a…

Marxism in “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti

How is Marxism presented as a metaphor in Christina Rossetti’s poem ‘Goblin Market’? In Goblin Market, Rossetti presents Marxism as a metaphor through a number of different characters and through the language used. It could be argued that in the poem there is this idea that consumerism is bad, and that we are never satisfied…

Woman in Rossetti’s poems

“Far from being repressed, woman in Rossetti’s poems are defiant” How far do you agree with this view? I agree with this view to a certain extent, as there are elements of both repression and defiance within many of Rossetti’s poems. Firstly, in the poem Maude Clare rather than women it seems to be the…



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Analysis of “Uphill” by Christina Rossetti

“Uphill” by Christina Rossetti is an allegory about life and death. Rossetti is considered one of the finest religious poets of her time and her many spiritual beliefs are conveyed in her poem “Uphill”. H.B. de Groot said, “Undeniably, her strong lyric gifts are often held in check by her moral and theological scruples” (Groot)….

“Cousin Kate” by Christina Rossetti

The Four texts that will be witnessed throughout the essay are : Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti, Porphyria’s lover by Robert Browning, To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvel and Romeo Juliet by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers – who adore each other so much, similarily Porphyria’s lover is about a…

American films

The three poems Remember written by Christina Rossetti, A Mother In A Refugee Camp by Chinua Achebe and Poem at Thirty-Nine by Alice Walker share the same negative theme of loss and separation. Remember explores the pain felt by losing loved ones. A Mother In A Refugee Camp emphasizes the relationship between a mother and…

‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti

This Victorian poem is about the narrator (a fallen woman), the Lord and Kate. It is a ballad which tells the story from the narrator’s perspective about being shunned by society after her ‘experiences’ with the lord. The poem’s female speaker recalls her contentment in her humble surroundings until the local ‘Lord of the Manor’…

A key choice writers

A key choice writers make is how they name or refer to characters in their stories. Write about the significance of the choices writers have made in naming or referring to their characters in the three texts you have studies. In the three texts I have studies the writers all name and refer to their…

Aspects of Literary History: Spring and Summer Terms 2008

Welcome to the Aspects of Literary History course. This is an ambitious course with a number of separate but interwoven strands: 1) The course will introduce you to some of the key concepts of literary history. 2) The course will enact literary history by examining the history of a particular mode of writing from its…

Comparison of Jane Eyre and “Goblin Market”

Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” are both texts written in the Victorian period. They both carry similar themes of the evils of patriarchy and the importance of empowering women to assert their identity in this time period. Both Jane Eyre and Laura are characters that are affected by the issues that mainly affected…

Formal Features of Remember by Christina Rossetti

“Remember” is a sonnet by a poetess of Victorian England, Christina Rossetti. The poem was written in 1849 but was first published in 1862 in “Goblin Market and Other Poems” by Rossetti (Petacovic, 2009). Rossetti suffered from ill health throughout her life (Shanks, 2010); she seemed to be obsessed with her death and therefore wrote…

Christina Rossetti

• Christina Rossetti was the youngest of four children • Mother- Gabriele Rossetti, an Italian patriot who came to London in 1824. • She had one sister, Maria, and two brothers, Dante Gabriel and William. • Brought up as devout Anglo-Catholics. Christina’s elder sister Maria eventually became an Anglican nun. • In 1848 she became…

Victorian Madness

. How does Alice’s behavior change with her size? What does it indicate? The changes in her size not only affected her physical attributes but her behaviors and perspectives as well. It probably reflects her growth from a child to an adult. When she was small, she was uncertain of herself but when she grew…

The Idea of Carelessness

In the Great Gatsby, carelessness and the idea of not caring about one’s consequences is strongly presented by the two characters of Tom and Daisy. Fitzgerald presents them as two characters from wealth, old money (unlike Gatsby’s character) and living in East Egg, which Nick’s narration describes to be the better of the two ‘perfectly…

Remember by Christina Rossetti

Choose the two poems that you have most enjoyed in our study of nineteenth century love poetry. Explain how these poems depict love and why you have chosen them. Draw comparisons with at least three further poems from the same collection Remember by Christina Rossetti: I chose ‘Remember’ because of the depth of the feeling…

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