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The Blessed Damozel

The main figure of speech is ekphrasis, which is extended description. The poem tends to employ many similes, i.e. explicit comparisons signalled by the term "like", and a fair amount of hyperbole,...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2012, 3:38 pm (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

By setting this poem in Heaven, Rossetti creates a scene in which Christian symbolism will predominate. The first stanza, which describes the setting and the character, contains several symbols....

Latest answer posted June 6, 2017, 3:26 am (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

One cannot know the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood without knowing Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He is a painter and a poet who is famous for his sensuous depictions of women, both in his art and literature....

Latest answer posted June 15, 2019, 10:45 am (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

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...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2011, 2:11 am (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was both a talented poet and a leading Pre-Raphaelite painter. He first wrote the poem "The Blessed Damozel" in 1847, although it went through several revisions. In 1871 he...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016, 3:55 am (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

The dominant characteristics of Pre-Raphaelite poetry include, among others: a Medieval emphasis oin setting, mood, and vocabulary and subjects that are correspondingly morbid, melancholy or...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2011, 8:46 am (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

Here's one possible answer: Dante Gabriel Rossetti completed the first version of “The Blessed Damozel” in 1847 and published it in the February 1850 issue of The Germ, a journal of the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2010, 2:13 am (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

[For a more detailed analysis of this 140-line poem, you may wish to re-post this as a higher-level question] "The Blessed Damozel" is classified as a Pre-Raphaelite poem which has the following...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2014, 1:15 am (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

Before we talk about Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poem “The Blessed Damozel,” let's review the characteristics of Pre-Raphaelite poetry. This literary and artistic movement of the mid-1800s focused on...

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The Blessed Damozel

In Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poem “The Blessed Damozel,” the titular lady is looking down from Heaven. She has been there ten years now, and she is more beautiful than ever. She holds the lilies of...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2021, 10:59 pm (UTC)

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The Blessed Damozel

In the first stanza, Rossetti describes the eponymous “blessed damozel,” who, he says, has eyes which are “deeper than the depth / Of waters still’d,” and has seven “stars in her hair.” In the...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2020, 2:36 pm (UTC)

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