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Critically analyse the poem"The Blessed Damizel"

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sharief78 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM via web

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Critically analyse the poem"The Blessed Damizel"

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 20, 2011 at 2:11 AM (Answer #1)

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The poem "The Blessed Damozel" is an amazing poem filled with rich imagery, details which paint a vivid picture for the engaged reader, and passion all created with precision through word choice.

The poem is the story of a woman anxiously waiting at the edge of Heaven for her lover to join her after his death. The use of imagery (as completely described in the first link below) fills the poem with a mental description which allows readers to see Heaven as if painted by the hand of an artist and not a poet. Visually, there is no question about the surroundings the blessed damozel sees around herself.

While the poem is simply about the love one has for another, Rossetti insures that the reader see the the emotional and physical drain love has on one when separated from another.

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