The poem was first published in in the Pre-Raphaelite journal The Germ. Rossetti subsequently revised the poem twice and republished it in , and The poem was partially inspired by Edgar Allan Poe 's poem " The Raven ",  with its depiction of a lover grieving on Earth over the death of his loved one. Rossetti chose to represent the situation in reverse. The poem describes the damozel observing her lover from heaven, and her unfulfilled yearning for their reunion in heaven.
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The title of The Lover's Library is sufficiently descriptive to make explanation of the purpose of the Series almost unnecessary. It is sought to include in a group of compact little volumes the best Love Poems of the great British poets; and from time to time a volume of prose, or a volume of modern verse which may be considered of sufficient importance, will be added to the Library.
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The Blessed Damozel Summary
In Stanza I, the speaker describes the damozel's body position, as she leans out over the edge of Heaven. She is very beautiful, her eyes are as deep as still waters, she holds three lilies in her hands, and she has seven stars in her hair. In Stanza II, the speaker describes how the damozel is dressed: her robe is unclasped and loose around her body, and it is unadorned with anything other than a single white flower which was a gift from the Virgin Mary. The speaker also describes the damozel's hair, which is "yellow like ripe corn. However, to her loved ones on Earth, it feels like she has been gone for ten years. In Stanza IV, the damozel's lover yearns for her and imagines her leaning over him so that he can feel her hair on her face.
The Blessed Damozel Poem Text
This ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. If you are not located in the United States, you'll have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this ebook. The title of The Lover's Library is sufficiently descriptive to make explanation of the purpose of the Series almost unnecessary. It is sought to include in a group of compact little volumes the best Love Poems of the great British poets; and from time to time a volume of prose, or a volume of modern verse which may be considered of sufficient importance, will be added to the Library. The delicate decorations, on the pages, end papers, and covers, make the little books dainty enough for small presents, and it is hoped that those who do not receive them as presents from others will seize the opportunity of making presents to themselves. Under the General Editorship of F.
The Blessed Damozel (with predella)
There is a vast amount of scholarship devoted to this work. Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the Edition text. It constitutes DGR's most important and evolving interpretation of his Dantean inheritance. He was involved with it for nearly the whole of his working life: in he produced the first textual state of the work, a poem that went through a great many subsequent revisions and changes. Then in he began work on the pictorial rendering of the subject, and he continued to work on studies and different versions of this picture for the next ten years.
The Blessed Damozel