A little-known poem about a mother’s love – analysed by Dr Oliver Tearle Christina Rossetti (1830-94) wrote many sonnets, so it should come as little surprise that, like Keats and Wordsworth before her, she wrote what we might call a ‘meta-sonnet’, about the virtues and values of the sonnet. Here, […]
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The meaning of Rossetti’s bittersweet spring poem – analysed by Dr Oliver Tearle ‘Spring’ is not one of Christina Rossetti’s best-known poems, but it is a fine poem about springtime. Rossetti (1830-94) celebrates the new life that the spring brings, as all of the ‘hidden life’ beneath the earth ‘springs’ […]
A commentary on Rossetti’s classic poem by Dr Oliver Tearle ‘Goblin Market’ is probably the most famous poem Christina Rossetti (1830-94) wrote. It’s a long narrative poem about two sisters, Lizzie and Laura, and how Laura succumbs to temptation and tastes the fruit sold by the goblins of the poem’s […]
The greatest poems by Christina Rossetti selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Christina Rossetti (1830-94) is primarily known for a handful of classic poems, but she wrote more than a handful of great ones. Below we’ve selected ten of Rossetti’s finest poems and written a short paragraph introducing each of them.
A reading of a classic Christmas poem by Dr Oliver Tearle ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ is probably Christina Rossetti’s most famous poem, though not the one that’s most recognisable as being a Christina Rossetti poem. Indeed, many who are familiar with it perhaps don’t realise that it is a poem; […]