In an Artist

In an Artist - In an Artist's Studio Christina...

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In an Artist's Studio Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) One face looks out from all his canvases, One selfsame figure sits or walks or leans: We found her hidden just behind those screens, that mirror gave back all her loveliness. A queen in opal or in ruby dress, a nameless girl in freshest summer-greens, A saint, an angel -- every canvas means The same one meaning, neither more nor less. He feeds upon her face by day and night, And she with true kind eyes looks back on him, Fair as the moon and joyful as the light: Not wan with waiting, not with sorrow dim; Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright; Not as she is, but as she fills his dream. ESSAY In Christina Rossetti poem In an Artist’s studio the reader is able to get a sense of setting. The reader is placed in an artist studio and Christina Rossetti speaks about protagonist who is an artist who continually painting picture of girl. There are several explanations that can be drawn from Christina Rossetti’s poem. The most obvious was that she was speaking about an artist in whose studio the reader are at, we see it as if the painter is objectifying the girl’s beauty. However the reader discovers this might have been an ideal picture of love. The girl in the picture is nameless and she stares back at him with true eyes. Christina Rossetti uses tone, personal story and theme to explain how the artist struggles with the lost of loved one; and is
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