Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
Welcome Crafted Poetry participants to our very first poetry discussion. So from April 1 to April 15th we will be discussing Goblin Market Christina Rossetti. The Victorian Website is a wonderful resource to browse and it has many great links about Rossetti and her poems. Here are a couple I found useful...
The Life of Rossetti
Rossetti Literary Career
Themes in Rossetti
Some questions I would like to pose to the group to get us going are...
What do you make of the goblins in the poem? What significance do they have? Why Goblins?
How do you feel about the way Rossetti handled gender? How do you feel about the relationship between the sisters?
I have seen others compare Rossetti to Dickinson and Austen, do you think the comparison is fair?
What do you make of the fruit in the poem?
What do you think of Rossetti overall? Do you like? Dislike her?
Are there any other poets or poems that remind you of Goblin Market? If so why?
Does this poem make you feel crafty?
Here are some additional poems from Rossetti available for free online...
An Apple Gathering