Talk:Christina Rossetti

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Unsigned Comments[edit]

The above comments are unsigned and are thereby eligible for deletion. Does anyone object?Lestrade (talk) 17:49, 5 December 2007 (UTC)Lestrade

Lestrade, those unsigned comments are purely opinion, unprofessional, basely and grossly unqualified, refer to no critical sources, and the list goes on. They most definitely should be deleted. Be my guest. Miloluvr (talk) 20:05, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

As no one has got to it, I agree as well and I deleted the section - I hope thats all right.

Rrose Selavy (talk) 21:38, 7 July 2009 (UTC)


Just to warn people, I'm going to do a major expansion of this article over the few days - as in a complete rewrite, with all new sources. My model is the FA Emily Dickinson. There is more than enough published information about Christina for this to be featured. Crystallina (talk) 22:28, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Popular refs and single poems[edit]

Most of what was listed under popular refs are quotes from her poems available and linked under Wikiquote. Half the poems listed are single poems. I have listed only collected works (as is standard). The article still needs the above overhaul ... any time now... Spanglej (talk) 15:19, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Restoration of unexplained deletions[edit]

I noticed that large, informative swathes of this article, and appropriate illustrations, had been suddenly deleted without explanation or discussion at the end of May, leaving little more than a stub. That is not good enough for this writer, one whose reputation continues to grow. I have restored them pending some justification from the (anonymous) deleter. However I do agree with Spanglej that the various quotations in Popular refs were superfluous. Straw Cat (talk) 01:09, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Deletion of Popular refs[edit]

I have taken out the popular refs re deletion comments above (May 2010) - mostly film and TV refs re WP:TRIV. The edit of 26 June 2010 only removed trivia.
In popular culture

  • The poem "Remember" features prominently in the 1955 film noir Kiss Me Deadly.
  • An extract from "Goblin Market" is quoted on the British television series Doctor Who in the episode "Midnight" and also in the episode "Cat Among the Pigeons" of the TV homage series Agatha Christie's Poirot.
  • A line from one of her poems, "Beyond the sea of death..." was used as the title of an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Her works were also referred to in the same episode of the TV drama.
  • Her poem " A birthday " was used in classic sitcom Cheers in the Episode 112 The Spy Who Came In For A Cold One .. by the spy/poet.
  • Her poem "None other Lamb" was set to music by American Idol songwriting winner Scott Krippayne on his 2008 album, "Simple Worship."
  • The poem "Who Has Seen the Wind?" appears during the credits of the time-manipulating puzzle/plat former game Braid. The poem is arranged in a chronologically palindromic nature, with the last four lines of the poem appearing during the beginning of the credits, and the initial four lines of the poem appearing at the end of the credits.
  • The poem above "Who Has Seen the Wind" has also been set to music by the darkwave band Unto Ashes.
  • Rossetti poems are narrated by Jonathan Frid on the "Dark Shadows" TV soundtrack, originally released on June 27, 1966.
  • "When i am dead, my dearest" was also used in the second season of TV show Monk [1] in the episode "Mr. Monk and the very, very old man". The poem is narrated by Karen in a documentary about the oldest man in the world, later to be murdered so an old time capsule is not dug up.
  • Guillemots front man Fyfe Dangerfield composed for "A Better Resurrection" a choral setting which was performed at The Lichfield Festival in 2000.
  • The poem "Crying, My Little One" appears on Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep album.

Spanglej (talk) 02:18, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

pieces of the article turn up in two books for children[edit]

Quite alarmed to find today, lines from this article turning up in two children's text books. I guess that is the worrying aspect of WP. Ideally these articles change constantly, unlike books. Spanglej (talk)

What's the problem - are they factually incorrect? Straw Cat (talk) 10:31, 26 June 2010 (UTC)