A Short Analysis of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Remember’

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

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 the darkness and corruption leave
  A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
  Than that you should remember and be sad.

(C. Rossetti)

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