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A Short Analysis of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Remember’

Classic sonnet form and metre recognisable to all who love and appreciate this form

JCU // Creative Writing Workshop

Poet Christina Georgina Rossetti was born in England on December 5, 1830 to Italian poet and political exile Gabriele Rossetti and his wife, Frances Polidori.  Along with Elizabeth Browning, Rossetti was and is considered one of the greatest female poets of the Victorian era.   Read an analysis of her sonnet “Remember” by clicking the link below.

Source: A Short Analysis of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Remember’


Remember me when I am gone away,
   Gone far away into the silent land;
  When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
  You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
  Only remember me; you understand
  It will be late to counsel then or pray.
 Yet if you should forget me for a while
  And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
  For if…

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