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In addition to the themes of elegy and imperfect love mentioned in the previous answers from other educators here, there is possibly a theme of existentialism at work in this poem. An...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2017 2:07 pm UTC

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A figure of speech is a word or phrase that has more than a merely literal meaning. Figures of speech include similes and metaphors, irony, hyperbole and understatement. They encompass ways of...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2017 5:59 am UTC

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The central theme of "Remember" is remembering. Rossetti explores remembrance after death through two perspectives: the perspective of one who loves and is left behind, after "darkness and...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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The moral lesson is forgiveness and, as the title says, remembering. The speaker asks to be remembered after her death, when physical contact is no longer possible; when decisions can no longer be...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

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Structural Analysis of "Remember" (New Criticism) When performing a structural analysis for "Remember," the four things that dominate our attention are the allusion she uses in line 2; the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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Suffering and loss constitute a regrettable, though necessary, part of the human condition. It is a rare and privileged individual indeed who has not experienced these twin terrors at some point in...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2020 5:38 pm UTC

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Christina Rossetti’s “Remember Me” offers a self-portrait of a central character contemplating her own death. She addresses an unidentified other person, perhaps a lover, a husband, or some kind...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2011 1:38 pm UTC

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Both of these poems by Christina Rossetti are an address to a beloved person, giving instructions on what should be done, emotionally speaking, in the event of the speaker's death. In both poems,...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019 9:37 am UTC

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As the title suggests, the sonnet “Remember” by Cristina Rossetti revolves around the leitmotif of remembrance of those loved ones who are no longer with us. The speaker in the poem begins by using...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 4:11 pm UTC

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"Remember" is constructed as a sonnet. The sonnet form can do a lot to help us understand the somewhat elusive meaning of "Remember." The sonnet form, in this case, the Petrarachan form (not...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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In the first eight lines of Christina Rossetti's sonnet "Remember," this tone is solemn, somber, and melancholic. The narrator is asking her beloved to remember her after she dies. The tone is...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 4:12 pm UTC

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Well, this is an interesting question, especially stopping there. Start by being very clear: the poet does not say much directly about the person being addressed. It is all implied or communicated...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2016 2:50 am UTC

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The assumption that drives much of the analysis of Christina Rossetti's "Remember" is that she is giving instructions to a lover in the case of her death. This is evidenced strongly by several...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019 8:17 pm UTC

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The theme of death often juxtaposes the theme of mortality and immortality. The poetic speaker faces her mortality by accepting the pull of death "into the silent land." She seeks to imbue herself...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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Remember” is a sonnet written by Christina Rossetti. Christina suffered from ill health throughout out her life and so it is not surprising that she should explore the theme of death. As a...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2012 4:42 pm UTC

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"La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "Remember" both have the motif of the impermanence of love and beauty. And, in a sense Rossetti's poem could very well possess the same title as that of Keats's...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2009 2:24 am UTC

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The setting for the poem 'Remember' by Christina Rossetti could be heaven, or it could be earth. The poet could have written their own epitaph to have carved on their gravestone. That would be an...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2009 5:05 am UTC

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The next most obvious theme in "Remember" is death. Death is presented in the allusion ending the second line: "into the silent land." The placement of this allusion to death is critical since it...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:22 pm UTC

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Based only on the poem "Remember," Rossetti does not come across as a deeply religious person. However, Rossetti herself was, in fact, a religious individual who became a devout Anglo-Catholic as a...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 12:15 pm UTC

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The poem is about the speaker's struggles of saying goodbye as she approaches death. Let's look at the first two lines: Remember me when I am gone away,Gone far away into the silent land;...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2009 2:29 am UTC

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Both the poetic speaker and the listener, the one to whom the sonnet is addressed, show compassion in acts of caring. In the octave (the first 8 lines organized as two related quatrains with an...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:22 pm UTC

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In Christina Rossetti's sonnet "Remember," the speaker asks the addressee of the poem to remember her after she is dead, unless remembering should be too painful. It is a sad poem about two lovers...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2019 9:11 am UTC

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"Remember" is one of Christina Rossetti's most well known poems. It is very frequently used as a recitation at funerals, possibly because the view of death it presents is a consoling one for those...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019 10:36 am UTC

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This is an interesting question. Christina Rossetti has often been analyzed through a feminist lens, but this poem, which takes its inspiration from the Victorian cult of mourning, is not usually...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019 10:44 am UTC

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The definition of "resignation" is to have an accepting, unresisting attitude of acquiescence or submission (Random House Dictionary). If the theme of resignation is present in this sonnet, then...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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It is tempting to interpret, as opposed to analyze, poetry text from the perspective of one's current historical, social, or cultural era and personal experience (interpretation can often reduce to...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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It is a sonnet because, as with all sonnets (except the Shakespearian sonnet) it has 14 lines, a rhyming scheme which is consistent, and the composition is an iambic pentameter. What basically...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2009 3:58 am UTC

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Antithesis is the use of contrasting or opposite ideas in a similar structure of usage. That being the case, since your lines are talking about opposite ideas, this would be an example of antithesis.

Latest answer posted September 5, 2009 7:46 am UTC

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