Her father was the poet Gabriele Rossetti; her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti also became a poet and a painter. Rossetti's first poems were written in and printed in the private press of her grandfather.
Their father, Gabriel Rossetti, the Italian literary critic, a poet- romantic and scientist, emigrated to London in thetheir mother was Francis Polydori.
Besides Dante Gabriel, Christina had two more kids in the family: Maria and William, they both became writers.
Christina Rossetti received home education, mainly the mother was engaged in her training. Works of Italian classics — Dante Alighieri and Petrarch — had great influence on the future poetess.
Already in the teens, Christina Rossetti suffered from nervous breakdowns and a depression. In that period, she began to be seriously interested in doctrines of the church of England, which would exert great influence on her further creativity.
In the youth, Christina Rossetti was plighted with the artist James Collins. But the engagement was torn in the yearwhen Collins accepted Catholicism.
Later Christina had one more love affair, it was with the linguist Charles Kiley but again the marriage did not take place and again for religious reasons. On the 29th of December,she died from cancer and was buried in the known London cemetery Highgate.
Creative work of Christina Rossetti Christina Rossetti began to write poems from themost often imitating her favorite poets — Keats and Scott.
Since theshe began to experiment with different versifications: Following the traditions of romanticism, her first verses often touched on themes of the death of a beloved person or his loss.
Her brother created illustrations for this collection. The collection was edited in the It received approval of the critics, who announced Rossetti the most significant woman — a poetess of their time.
In the beginning of the XXth century, in a regard to development of modernism, the poetry of Christina Rossetti turned forgotten, and she was again discovered already in the s. The modern English criticism allocates to her a noticeable place among poets of the Victorian era. They are often sad and tragic.
The wealth of the content of her poems stuns. This work strongly frightened the Victorian society.
It was forbidden to read it to the young girls and it was even considered promiscuous, as the interpretation, to which the Victorian ladies and the gentlemen subjected it, characterized the society itself. It is also about her aspiration to spiritual heights.
Popular poems by Christina Rossetti.Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May – 9 April ), generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (/ r ə ˈ z ɛ t i /), was a British poet, illustrator, painter and translator, and a member of the Rossetti family.
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Delve into the background of English poet Christina Rossetti, who wrote Goblin Market and was the daughter of Gabriele Rossetti, on kaja-net.com: Dec 05, The English poet Christina Georgina Rossetti () wrote poems of love, fantasy, and nature, verses for children, and devotional poetry and prose.
Christina Rossetti was born on Dec. 5, , in London, the youngest of the four remarkable Rossetti children.
Educated entirely at home, she spoke. Christina Rossetti: Christina Rossetti, one of the most important of English women poets both in range and quality.
She excelled in works of fantasy, in poems for children, and in religious poetry. Christina was the youngest child of Gabriele Rossetti and was the sister of the painter-poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
He was the brother of poet Christina Rossetti, critic William Michael Rossetti, Rossetti worked on English translations of Italian poetry including Dante Alighieri's La Vita Nuova Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Game that Must Be .