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CLIP 8667

Writer Peggy Reynolds on Christina Rossetti

Writer Peggy Reynolds on Christina Rossetti

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Key Info
  • Writer Peggy Reynolds on Christina Rossetti
  • Duration: 01:16
  • Reynolds gives us a brief description of Christina Rossetti's life, including her rejection of two suitors and adds her own interpretation of the reasons for her self-imposed solitude. This clip is published as part of the BBC Poetry Season, for more materials on this poet and poetry in general visit the website - Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Poetry: 19th Century

  • Keywords: Rossetti, love, rejection, imagination, poetry, poetryseason, biography, Victorian
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful as part of a study of Victorian poets. Questions to be raised include: is Rossetti really one of Britain's greatest poets? What is the evidence? How far are her poems representative of Victorian poetry?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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