The Best Christina Rossetti Poems Everyone Should Read

“The greatest poems by Christina Rossetti

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; you can read the poem (accompanied, in most cases, by our analysis of it) by clicking on the poem’s title.”

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The greatest poems by Christina Rossetti

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; you can read the poem (accompanied, in most cases, by our analysis of it) by clicking on the poem’s title.

Remember’. In this sonnet, written when Christina Rossetti was still a teenager, she requests that the addressee of the poem remember her after she has died. What gives the poem a twist is the concluding thought that it would be better for her loved one to forget her and be happy than to remember her if it makes her lover sad. It is this second part of the poem’s ‘argument’ that saves it from spilling over into mawkish sentimentality, and makes this one…

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