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Christina Rossetti: Poems Lesson Plan

Introduction to Christina Rossetti: Poems

This selection of Christina Rossetti's poetry includes the following twelve poems:

"Death's Chill Between" (1848)

"Maude Clare" (1859)

"Up-hill" (1861)

"A Birthday" (1862)

"Goblin Market" (1862)

"Remember" (1862)

"The Convent Threshold" (1862)

"Baby Lies So Fast Asleep" (1872)

"Bird Raptures" (1876)

"De Profundis" (1876)

"In the Bleak Mid-Winter" (1872)

"Love Came Down at Christmas" (1885)

This represents a wide range of her poetry, "Death's Chill Between" being one of her very first published works, and "Love Came Down at Christmas" being a latter one, with Rossetti's death nine years later in 1984.

Key Aspects of Christina Rossetti: Poems

Tone

Rossetti's poetry is often melancholy...

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