Who is Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882), generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (), was an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator, and member of the Rossetti family. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Rossetti inspired the next generation of artists and writers, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones in particular. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.

Rossetti's art was characterised by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats and William Blake. His later poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling, especially in his sonnet sequence, Th...
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Poems

  • Sonnet Iv: Lovesight
    When do I see thee most, beloved one?
    When in the light the spirits of mine eyes
    Before thy face, their altar, solemnize
    The worship of that Love through thee made known? ...
  • Sonnet Xxviii: Soul-light
    What other woman could be loved like you,
    Or how of you should love possess his fill?
    After the fulness of all rapture, still,â??
    As at the end of some deep avenue ...
  • Sonnet Xxii: Heart's Haven
    Sometimes she is a child within mine arms,
    Cowering beneath dark wings that love must chase,â??
    With still tears showering and averted face,
    Inexplicably filled with faint alarms: ...
  • Sonnet Xcv: The Vase Of Life
    Around the vase of Life at your slow pace
    He has not crept, but turned it with his hands,
    And all its sides already understands.
    There, girt, one breathes alert for some great race; ...
  • Sonnet Liv: Love's Fatality
    Sweet Love,â??but oh! most dread Desire of Love
    Life-thwarted. Linked in gyves I saw them stand,
    Love shackled with Vain-longing, hand to hand:
    And one was eyed as the blue vault above: ...
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I Love You 210 Love 210 Heart 165 Life 161 Soul 137 Face 128 Death 115 Night 114 Sweet 103 Sonnet 90


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Clabaudeur: dante gabriel rossetti, lady lilith, 1866
Wikivictorian: clear and coloured glass with painted and stained details depicting 'music' from a series illustrating 'king rené's honeymoon' designed by dante gabriel rossetti, 1863. victoria & albert museum.
Preraphsoc: this online talk will illustrate the many characters and stories using images from the show. image: sir tristram and la belle yseult drinking the love potion by dante gabriel rossetti (1867).
Carlyannemccon1: jane morris, the blue silk dress, 1868 ~ dante gabriel rossetti
Hegelianhusband: dante gabriel rossetti's work is presuppositional and the basis for all possible visual thought so there's no need at all to look at other paintings in the first place
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Sonnet 11: As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st
 by William Shakespeare

As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
In one of thine, from that which thou departest,
And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st,
Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest.
Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase;
Without this folly, age, and cold decay,
If all were minded so, the times should cease,
And threescore year would make the world away.
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