“I loved you first” – A poem by Christina Rosetti

Context:  Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. Her brother was the famous pre-rapahel painter Dante Rosetti. Rossetti was educated at home by her mother and father, who had her study religious works, classics, fairy tales and novels. …

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Sonnet 43 – A poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Context: E.B Browning (1806-1861) was a poet within the Romantic tradition. She was born in England, but her poetry became famous in both England and the US. This poem was published in Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and published first during 1850, is a collection of 44 love sonnets. This poem was written …

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“Last Lines”- A Poem by Emily Brontë

Context: Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was a writer and poet and known for her novel Wuthering Heights which has been regarded as one of the finest novels in British literature. She wrote under the pseudonym Ellis Bell - the very first letter of Ellis corresponded to the first letter in her own name. All Brontë-sisters used …

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