When I am dead, my dearest

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  • When I am dead, my dearest
    • cult of mourning
      • tone of the poem opposes this and is fairly indifferent
      • many male poets wrote about women greiving
    • unusual lack of religious focus considering that Rossetti was highly religious
    • semantic field of light and dark
    • accepting tone of voice; they don't want their lover to mourn them once they're dead
    • repetition of forget is insistent and contrasts with remember; means to forget the bad things and remember the good things

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