Wednesday, March 27

Facts about Christina Rossetti

  Learn some quick facts about 
Christina Rossetti.  


This week’s famous poet is Christina Rossetti. Last week’s famous poet was Henry David Thoreau. 

Christina Georgina Rossetti is a famous poet. She wrote over one thousand poems. She also wrote two Christmas carols that are known in Britain. She was born in London, England. Her parents’ names are Frances Polidori and Gabriele Rossetti. She had three siblings.


Keep reading to find out more about Christina Rossetti. 


Here is a list of some poems by Christina Rossetti: 

  • Remember
  • Fluttered Wings
  • Echo
  • Fata Morgana
  • Eve
  • A Birthday
  • A Chill
  • A Daughter of Eve
  • When I am Dead, My Dearest


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Quick facts about Christina Rossetti: 

1. She was born December 5, 1830, in London, England.

2. Christina Rossetti was 64 years old when she died. She passed away on December 29, 1894, in London, England. She is buried at the family grave in the Highgate Cemetery. She died from cancer.

3. The following is one of Christina Rossetti’s poems:

 A Chill

What can lambkins do

All the keen night through?

Nestle by their woolly mother

The careful ewe.

What can nestlings do

In the nightly dew?

Sleep beneath their mother’s wing

Till day breaks anew.

If in a field or tree

There might only be

Such a warm soft sleeping-place

Found for me!

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. Christina Rossetti wrote two Christmas carols that are still sang in Britain today. She is best known for these two songs:

  • Love Came Down at Christmas
  • In the Bleak Midwinter

5. Christina Rossetti was educated at home by her parents. They taught her by using novels, religious works, fairy tales, and other sources.

6. Here is a list of Christina Rossetti’s siblings:

  • Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti
  • William Michael Rossetti
  • Maria Francesca Rossetti

7. Christina Rossetti never married, but she had a few relationships that did not work out. She never had children.

8.  She was one of the first women to collect stamps. She started collecting stamps in 1847.

9. She used the pen name Ellen Alleyne to write for a journal called ‘The Germ’. She started writing poems for the journal in the early 1850’s.


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Books by Christina Rossetti: 

1. Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

2. The Complete Poems by Christina Rossetti

3. Nature Poems by Christina Rossetti


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“Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.”—Christina Rossetti




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