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50 Greatest Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born in London in 1828. He was the son of a poet Gabriele Rossetti and Frances Polidori. With William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millias he founded the Pre-Raphaelite... More > Brotherhood . When Rossetti’s wife Elizabeth Siddal died of a Laudanum overdose in 1862 ,Rossetti became increasingly depressed and buried many of his unpublished poems with her, a gesture that backfired somewhat because at a later date he would have them dug up. After his first collection of poetry was heavily criticised in 1872, his decline increased with an addiction to chloral hydrate and alcohol. When Rossetti died in 1882 ,he considered he had failed in many of his achievements. However Rosseti’s fame increased into the 20th century ,not only due to his own work but also due to the influence on the artists around him. His poetry although less well known than his paintings are now admired for their eroticism and sensuality especially his collection The House of Life.< Less
Great Victorian Poets - Volume 2
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19th Century England was a nation coming to terms with its rise as an industrial superpower. Many of the social problems associated with this and the new social formations provided inspiration to our... More > three Great Victorian poets. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the rest of the Pre Raphaelites looked backwards for the supposedly rural idylls and chivalry of past times. Robert Browning whose dramatic verse and dramatic monologues reflected the nations desire for grand themes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poems reflected the concern with social reform and the position of women in this new order. All three poets sought to make sense of the Victorian age that was filled with hypocrisy, paradox and double standards. All three although conservative in character, were outsiders to this world and offered viewpoints that questioned the status quo.< Less
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