Jacqueline BrinkmannMargaret LooseLTEN 127 - Portfolio #61 March 2019“In an Artist’s Studio” by Christina RossettiTrying to decipher the meaning of Rossetti’s poem is difficult considering the short length, proving that just because a poem is short, does not mean it is not complex. The first part of the poem serves to captivate the reader with the woman that the artist is painting. Rossetti helps to romanticize her image with the way that she personifies her character. Beginning the first two lines with “One” twice in a row signals the importance of this particular woman in the painting, as if there is only one true subject. We as the readers do not observe this woman, but Rossetti brings us into the story by saying “We found her.” Again, this creates an effect that her existence in this poem is meant to be, as she is the one that was found. Finding her in the painting means that it was like she was there all along, always exactly where she needed to be.