Read the full text of the poem The Blessed Damozel. The Blessed Damozel. by Dante Gabriel Rossetti The blessed damozel lean’d out. From the gold bar of. The The Blessed Damozel Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary by Dante Gabriel Rossetti The Blessed Damozel Questions and Answers. Baum, “The Blessed Damozel”. ◦ Bentley,“A Young Man’s Fantasy”. ◦ Faxon, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ◦ Fredeman, “Rossetti’s ‘The Blessed Damozel’”.

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The speaker continues on, giving some more detail to the scene he is viewing. When he does arrive someday in a white robe with a halo around his head, they will go hand-in-hand into heaven and bathe in the wondrous light of God.

It soon becomes clear that she left someone on Earth. But soon their path Was vague in distant spheres: I heard her tears. The poem begins danye the speaker describing a woman who, leaning out from heaven, can be seen holding lilies in her hands.

The saints and angels of tradition are refigured as the group of embracing lovers or as the child-angels put in the Leyland replica. Yet now, and in this place, Surely she leaned o’er me—her hair Fell all about my face. Faxon compares the work to Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity.


The Blessed Damozel

And then she cast her arms along The golden barriers, And laid her face between her hands, And wept. The dominant lines are in iambic tetrameter.

The whole year sets apace. This page was last edited on 3 Marchat Frederick Richards Leyland commissioned eighteen paintings from Rossetti, th counting unfulfilled commissions. The damozel stands on a rampart built by God around heaven.

The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

This speaks blsssed her purity and divine soul, that she is still amazed by what she is seeing. The composite body of texts and images makes up a closely integrated network of materials; it is a network, moreover, that stands as an index of DGR’s essential artistic ideals and practises. This manuscript sequence might represent the now lost original text of the poem. Her body appears deflated and exhausted.

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Rossetti buried the only finished manuscript of his poems along with her body. Rossetti links the heavenly damozel with her earthbound lover by mixing the spiritual imagery of heaven with the physical imagery of earth.

Rossetti is most well-known for his founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood inalong with a number of other painters. Her eyes are deeper than the bottom of still waters. The four versions are 1.

Alas, though, it is nothing but the fall of the autumn leaves as time moves rossefti. Beneath, the tides of day and night With flame and darkness ridge The void, as low as where this earth Spins like a fretful midge.


The narrator of this piece breaks into his thought and reminds the reader that nothing has been resolved.

She is described her desire for her lover, stuck on Earth, to join her in heaven. All of these words descend from the Old French word dameisele. Views Read Edit View history.

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And the dear Mother 17 will approve Dxnte pride, and let me speak. Retrieved from ” https: Everything around rossftti will be filled with light and touched with divinity. Her eyes pray’d, and she smil’d. The reader is returned to heaven and to the central narrative that the damsel is dreaming. The poem presents a romantic, dreamlike atmosphere as a virginal young woman—claimed recently by death—stands at the threshold of heaven pining for the young man she left behind while he likewise pines for her on earth.

Rossetti uses alliteration in the following lines: