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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:
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“A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.” – Neil Gaiman
The University of Sunderland are proud to launch their inaugural Sunderland Short Story Award. We’re looking for exceptional short stories that challenge the form and the reader. Prizes include £500 for the winner of the adults category and for all short-listed work will be judged by literary agent Susan Yearwood who is ‘looking forward to reading the entries for this exciting competition and to find new writers for SYLA.’ Work will also be considered by publisher Unthank Books for their Unthology series. New and experienced writers are welcome to submit to one of our 2 categories. The prize-ceremony will take place at Waterstones in Sunderland as part of the Sunderland English and Creative Writing festival. Thanks to ShortStops for letting us…
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