Comment on the poet's use of imagery in Christina Rossetti's poem "A Birthday."

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The main image in the poem is the comparison between the speaker's heart and various positive things. For example, in line one the speaker's heart is "a singing bird" and in line 2 it is "an apple tree" (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174258), but her heart is also described as better than all of...

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The main image in the poem is the comparison between the speaker's heart and various positive things. For example, in line one the speaker's heart is "a singing bird" and in line 2 it is "an apple tree" (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174258), but her heart is also described as better than all of those things. In the old, she describes the "dais of silk and down" that she wants built, which is a metaphor for the arrival of her love.
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