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Message de hgfh56fg posté le 28-02-2014 à 19:38:46 (S | E | F)
Bonsoir,
en fait je ne sais pas trop comment faire un commentaire de texte; pouvez-vous m'aider à corriger les fautes de syntaxe et orthographe?
Merci pour vos réponses.

Christina Rossetti wrote this poem in Victorian times when life was not as easy as it is today, Death is present in all the poem and was very frequent then, even for young persons, Medicines were few and not very effective then, and people had to accept early deaths as almost normal.
She came from an Anglo Italian family where artistic qualities were praised,
which allowed her a kind of independence very uncommon in those days.
All along the text, Christina Rossetti speaks in the first person, giving orders.
The person she gives orders to is not named but we may understand he is her future husband.
We understand that she is about to die and that she is not revolted against her own death : Acceptance is her attitude all along the poem.
How the feeling show us the last moment of life through this poem?
First I will talk about to accept the death, enjoy the last moment with the lover and the hope in the continuation of life.

I)To accept the death.

Death is spoken of as "The silent land" with a lot of softnessm we are far from the horrors of death as people saw it in time of the plague in the 17th century.
Christina seems to accept her fate with fatalism: she repeatedly asks her lover to remember her which is what we can expect of a Victorian youth.


II)Enjoy the last moment with the lover.

We discover some physical intimacy between them: "When you can no more hold me by the hand".
The line "Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay" alludes to the changes of love between two young persons before they reach a stable relationship.
But the following lines "Remember me when no more day by day"
"You tell me of our future that you planned”
Point to the prevailing habits of the 19th century when men made all the decisions in a couple and when women had to accept it all...


III)The hope in the continuation of life.

The last six lines of the poem reveal a subtle grammatical change : She starts using "should" , giving advice instead of orders.
Behind the words of those last six lines stands one word : hope in the continuation of life.
Christina was deeply concerned by religious matters as were many intellectuals in Victorian times and one can only think that the words of Saint Paul were familiar to her: Faith, Hope and Charity.
Faith is a form of love and confidence expressed in the first lines of the poem.
Hope is what she wants to give her lover as a departure gift.
Charity is the result she wants to achieve, giving him her blessing to carry on with life, forbidding him to keep mourning and encouraging him to live.


Writing about her own death seems almost a proof of independence for Christina, although she is not contemplating suicide but only foreseeing her own death.
Christina Rossetti certainly achieved her goal because more than a century after her death, we remember her thanks to her poems and to the magnificent portraits, her brother Dante Gabriel and other artists made of her.

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Modifié par lucile83 le 28-02-2014 21:39



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