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+ ^::__E212-R CHRISTINA ROSSETTI QUESTIONS__::^
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+ Assigned: "Song -- She sat and sang alway" (1584), "Song -- When I am dead, my dearest" (1584), "After Death" (1585), "In an Artist's Studio" (1586), "Winter: My Secret" (1588), "No, Thank You, John" (1601), "Sleeping at Last" (1604).
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+ __"Song" (I)__
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+ 1. What is the value of memory and hope in this poem? What changes have they wrought, if any, in this poem's speaker? From what force has the speaker been released?
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+ 2. How is this poem concerned with the limitations of expression? How are the speaker's emotions resolved or dealt with, if they in fact are dealt with?
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+ __"Song" (II)__
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+ 3. What is the point of the speaker's projecting consciousness beyond death?
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+ 4. How are remembrance and forgetting similar in their effect?
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+ 5. Is Nature present in this poem? If so, what role does it play?
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+ __"After Death"__
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+ 6. What perspective does this poem afford the speaker? In what sense does the speaker gain release from forces restricting her?
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+ __"In an Artist's Studio"__
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+ 7. What reflections does this poem make about the way Pre-Raphaelite art represents women?
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+ 8. How is the woman referred to in Christina Rossetti's poem transformed from her ordinary self, and to what end?
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+ __"Winter My Secret"__
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+ 9. What is the benefit to be gained from keeping a secret? How does the speaker treat the imagined addressee in this poem?
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+ 10. What purpose do the references to the seasons serve?
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+ 11. How is this poem about expression and concealment? What sorts of expression are alluded to?
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+ __"No Thank You, John"__
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+ 12. How does this poem construct an unattractively "male" perspective on male/female relations, and how does the female speaker counter that perspective?
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+ 13. How does this poem differentiate between friendship and love?
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+ __"Sleeping at Last"__
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+ 14. Compare this poem to earlier poems in which Christina Rossetti concerns herself with the subject of death. What has changed about her perspective?
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+ Edition: Abrams, M. H. et al. ''The Norton Anthology of English Literature,'' Vols. 2A-C. 7th ed. New York: Norton, 2000. ISBN 2A = 0393975681, 2B = 039397569X, 2C = 0393975703.

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