Thursday, January 24, 2019
Storybits presents a Dramatic Reading by Sarah Lipton:
This poem was written by English poet Christina Rosetti, published originally in a collection in 1862. Various interpretations of the work have been offered, sometimes framing it as an allegory about temptation and salvation, sometimes as a critique of Victorian gender roles, sometimes as a story about erotic desire and social redemption. The poem stands as one of Rosetti’s most popular and complex works.