E can properly understand christina rossetti's artistic values and procedures only when they are placed within the relevant contexts of their development and implementation such contextualization also enables enhanced perceptions of the meaning relative canonical value, and reception history of her. Synopsis the poem's female speaker recalls her contentment in her humble surroundings until the local 'lord of the manor' took her to be his lover he discarded her when she became pregnant and his affections turned to another village girl, kate, whom he then married although the speaker's community condemned the. Cousin kate i was a cottage maiden: hardened by sun and air contented with my cottage mates,: not mindful i was fair why did a great lord find me out,: and praise my flaxen hair why did a great lord find me out,: to fill my heart with care he lured me to his palace home -: woe's me for joy thereof- to lead a shameless. The send-off 18 christina rossetti an apple-gathering 20 cousin kate 20 “ no, thank you, john” 21 remember 23 william shakespeare sonnet 18 25 make sure you understand the straightforward meaning of the poem making comparisons between poems can help you bring out the meaning of a poem. Christina rossetti - selected poems is a set text for the following examinations: aqa as/a-level english literature b (poetry 1800-1945 specifies 'the convent threshold', 'cousin kate', goblin market', 'jessie cameron', 'maude clare', 'a royal princess' & 'winter: my secret') aqa as/a-level english language. This essay aims to explore the rich and interlinked themes that constitute and inform christina rossetti's “goblin market”, focusing on the representation and signification of gender roles, gender imbalances and other poems like “an apple gathering” or “cousin kate” also explore similar themes rossetti sees women as.
Many readers first come across christina rossetti as the writer of the words of the carol 'in the bleak midwinter', or the deceptively simple, but actually strange and powerful 'cousin kate' reads like a traditional ballad this tale of the corruption of the cottage maiden by the great lord tells its story with forceful directness. In this essay, sam chan skilfully juxtaposes the transgressive female voices in several of christina rossetti's poems to elucidate the struggle between they give voice to complex emotions, like in the convent threshold, or are involved in exchanges played out between women, like in cousin kate, sister. 3635 words - 15 pages analysis of cousin kate by christina rossetti 'cousin kate' by christina rossetti describes a cottage maiden who was seduced and used by the lord of the estate for which she worked she was surprised and taken a back by the fact that someone so great and powerful could be slightly interested in.
Throughout the first part of the poem, the princess laments her isolation and loneliness she has no-one which is how she can share her plight and is so secluded all she can do is look upon her own 'self-same seeking face' (line 12) as a member of the royal family, she suggests that it is impossible to make friends with. The time period in which this poem, cousin kate, was written makes the message all the more meaningful the writer, christina rossetti, was a woman of the. Dr simon avery asks how christina rossetti's poetry sits within this context, looking at her representations of oppression, female identity, marriage and the play of power between men and women these initial lines, with their austere word choice, are uncompromising in their analysis of woman's place in society.
Language and tone an implied audience the speaker addresses her questions, laments and moans to kate she begins the third verse, 'o lady kate, my cousin kate' and the fifth, 'o cousin kate' throughout, she employs a tone of accusation, repeatedly using the word 'you' as she compares kate to herself in the last. Christina rossetti questions and answers - discover the enotescom community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on christina rossetti. Consumer power and the utopia of desire: christina rossetti's goblin etry1 much of the criticism of “goblin market” treats its story of laments her abandonment by “a great lord” who has seduced her and then left her for her cousin, who “grew more fair than 1” kate gets the wedding ring, the gold, and.
Power point to support the analysis of the poem, 'cousin kate' by christina rossetti please note this is not meant to be definitive but merely a starting point. Category: poetry analysis title: cousin kate by christina rossetti.