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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The plot of the ballad "Sister Helen" can be summarized as follows: Sister Helen is in a dialogue with Little Brother. Through this conversation, we learn that, in medieval Ireland, Sister Helen is...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019, 12:58 am (UTC)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

This poem by Rossetti is one that is written in praise of the beauty of the speaker's beloved and the importance of his sight in seeing his beloved. It is this sight and the love that accompanies...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2013, 11:02 am (UTC)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's dramatic monologue “A Last Confession” revolves around the key ideas of love betrayed, passion, and guilt. The speaker is giving his final confession to a priest, for he is...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2021, 7:10 pm (UTC)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

One way in which Rossetti's poem can be seen as a ballad is because of its structure. The structure of each stanza is reflective of a musical quality in a ballad. The brother speaks, Sister...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015, 1:54 am (UTC)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

It is impossible to give a line-by-line explanation because the lines do not express complete thoughts, but I can break down the thoughts in the poem. The first four lines of the poem work as a...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2020, 6:09 pm (UTC)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

In the process of editing the poem, Rossetti understood the implications of the atmosphere he created in "Sister Helen." In his correspondence, he writes that: "...the subject is enormous—in fact,...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015, 2:58 am (UTC)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

In many respects, I feel that the dramatic and Christian elements in "Sister Helen" dovetail one another. This can be seen in the ending of the poem: (O Mother, Mary Mother, Lost, lost, all...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015, 2:16 am (UTC)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A critical appreciation of the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti might examine the way his appreciation of medieval ideals is reflected in both his art and poetry. Rossetti was first an artist, and...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2021, 5:25 pm (UTC)

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