Study Guides on Works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

As one of the earlier poems to spring from the pen of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “The Blessed Damozel” is also one of the most influential of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. A dramatic lyric poem comprising 144 lines separated into 24 stanzas in its...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born to a Italian family in London, England in 1828. Coming from a successful family, his brother William Michael Rossetti and sisters Christina Rossetti and Maria Francesca Rossetti all became famous writers. Rossetti...

"Jenny" is quite a long poem that has thirty-four stanzas. It is inspired by one of the scenes from Shakespeare's play called The Merry Wives of Windsor. It is a scene where one of the characters Mistress Quickly does a play of words. The scene...

"Sudden Light" is a poem written by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the 1850s but published over a decade later in Poems: An Offering to Lancashire in the 1863 volume. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was not only a British poet, but also a painter and artist who...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti first published “The Woodspurge” in its final stage under the section “Songs” in his 1870 collection The House of Life. With the publication of 1881’s Poems: A New Edition, “The Woodspurge” is removed from its connection to...