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Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Committee Member

James Hazen

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Christina Rossetti's poetry is concerned with the image of woman as a creator and as a redeemer, the woman who has fallen from innocence and whose innocence is restored through participation in the creation/redemption cycle. Rossetti's writing reflects her personal experiences, her love of Dante's works, her interest in the Anglican sisterhood, her own Tractarian obsession, the influence of her association with the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, and most specifically, her reaction to Milton's depiction of Eve in Paradise Lost. She reconstructs Milton's Eve in her own poetry. This treatise will examine a selection of poetry by Christina Rossetti, in specific her depiction of Eve, as a reaction to Milton's Eve in his epic poem.


Christina; Creation; Cycle; Eve; John; Lost; Milton; Paradise; Reaction; Rossetti

Controlled Subject

British literature; English literature--Irish authors; Irish literature

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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