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Christina Rossetti: Poems Lesson Plan

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Christina Rossetti is one of the more well-remembered and esteemed female poets of the Victorian era, and a member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. She is best known for her poem "Goblin Market," along with her Christmas poems, which set to music, endure as popular carols today.

She was seen as a successor to popular Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who died in 1861, a year before "Goblin Market and Other Poems" was published. She was never as popular as Browning during her lifetime, but her legacy has remained strong, and she has been influential and inspirational to many writers (particularly feminist writers), including Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Jennings, and even J.K....

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