Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti was one of the most important poets of the Victorian age. She wrote several important pieces of poetry, many of which were published in Goblin Market and other Poems. Interest in Rossetti’s poetry has only increased in the decades since her death. Read more about Christina Rossetti.

A Bird Song

by Christina Rossetti

‘A Bird Song’ by Christina Rossetti describes, through the interactions of swallows, the need a speaker has for a consistent companion. 

A Dirge

by Christina Rossetti

‘A Dirge’ by Christina Rossetti is a thoughtful and moving poem about death. It speaks on the birth and death of an important person in the speaker’s life.

A Hope Carol

by Christina Rossetti

‘A Hope Carol’ describes a liminal space in which a speaker is existing and the elements which inspire her to hope for the future. 

After Death

by Christina Rossetti

‘After Death’ is a Petrarchan Sonnet by Victorian poet Christina Rossetti. It skillfully explores themes of death and tragic love.

At Home

by Christina Rossetti

‘At Home’ describes the plight of a ghost who is kept separate from happiness, friends, and her no longer possible future.

Cousin Kate

by Christina Rossetti

‘Cousin Kate’ speaks to the circumstance of women during the Victorian era. The period in which Rossetti wrote this poem makes the message all the more meaningful.

De Profundis

by Christina Rossetti

‘De Profundis’ by Christina Rossetti describes a speaker’s longing for heaven, and the impossibility of reaching it during one’s lifetime. 

Goblin Market

by Christina Rossetti

‘Goblin Market’ is one of Christina Rossetti’s most famous and well-studied poems. The symbolism in the poem has led to a number of interpretations. One could argue that it is a metaphor for drug addiction or female purity.

Let Me Go

by Christina Rossetti

In ‘Let Me Go,’ readers will find a soothing and peaceful depiction of death from the perspective of someone about to face it. 

May

by Christina Rossetti

‘May’ by Christina Rossetti describes an unknown, now finished, event a speaker experienced in the warm, young and pleasant month of May.

Discover and learn about the greatest poetry, straight to your inbox

Start Your Perfect Poetry Journey

The Best-Kept Secrets of Poetry

Discover and learn about the greatest poetry ever straight to your inbox