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Christina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti (December 5, 1830 – December 29, 1894) is one of the most enduring and beloved of Victorian poets. Born in London, she was the youngest of four artistic and literary siblings.

Best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and the lyrics to the popular Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter, Algernon Charles Swinburne and Lord Tennyson praised her work and she was hailed as the natural successor to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Christina’s poetry and prose reflected her pensive, passionate, devotional, and, at times, playful personality.

She used lyricism and symbolism to contemplate themes like earthly and divine love, nature, death, gender, and sexuality, and drew inspiration from the Bible, folk stories and the lives of the saints. Read More→

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