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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).
+ __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)__
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__
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__
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__
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__
- 12. How does this poem construct an unattractively
+ 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__
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,'' Vol
+ Edition: Abrams, M.H. et al. ''The Norton Anthology of English Literature,'' Vols 2A-C. 7th edton. ISBN 2A = 0393975681, 2B = 039397569X, 2C = 0393975703.