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^::__E212-R CHRISTINA ROSSETTI QUESTIONS__::^
- 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).
+ 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).
- __"Song" (I)__
+ __"Song" (I)__

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?
- __"Song" (II)__
+ __"Song" (II)__

3. What is the point of the speaker's projecting consciousness beyond death?

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5. Is Nature present in this poem? If so, what role does it play?
- __"After Death"__
+ __"After Death"__

6. What perspective does this poem afford the speaker? In what sense does the speaker gain release from forces restricting her?
- __"In an Artist's Studio"__
+ __"In an Artist's Studio"__

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?
- __"Winter My Secret"__
+ __"Winter My Secret"__

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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11. How is this poem about expression and concealment? What sorts of expression are alluded to?
- __"No Thank You, John"__
+ __"No Thank You, John"__
- 12. How does this poem construct an unattractively "male" perspective on male/female relations, and how does the female speaker counter that perspective?
+ 12. How does this poem construct an unattractively "male" perspective on male/female relations, and how does the female speaker counter that perspective?

13. How does this poem differentiate between friendship and love?
- __"Sleeping at Last"__
+ __"Sleeping at Last"__

14. Compare this poem to earlier poems in which Christina Rossetti concerns herself with the subject of death. What has changed about her perspective?
- Edition: Abrams, M.H. et al. ''The Norton Anthology of English Literature,'' Volumes 2A-C. 7th edition. ISBN 2A = 0393975681, 2B = 039397569X, 2C = 0393975703.
+ 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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