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Eighteen Lyrical Poems by Pre-Raphaelite Poet Christina Georgina Rossetti [1830-1896] [NoteHear also the poems of her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

. Dante Gabriel Rossetti [1828-1882] (not forgetting his sister Christina Rossetti, arguably il miglior fabbro as regards the sonnet form) represents the Pre-Raphaelite school of art and poetry on Eaglesweb.com. While they lived and flourished during the Victorian era, the Rossettis had their own aesthetics, which were broader than the "Rossetti Woman" image commonly associated with the paintings. Thus Dante Gabriel's poems usually have mysticism and not 'carnal' or particularized beauty as its aim. On the other hand, Christina's poetry has the power and emotional force of the "Rossetti Woman" as a particularized, though internal reality.  -- Walter Rufus Eagles

As model for Mary

Drawing in 1888

As model for Dante's Divine Comedy

ABOVE: Three views of Christina painted or drawn by her brother, Dante Gabriel.

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Sonnets and other short poems:

Sonnets in the style of Petrarch, from A Sonnet of Sonnets:

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