Comparing herself to her great female predecessor, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61), she noted: ‘It is not in me, and therefore, it will never come out of me, to turn to politics or philanthropy with Mrs.
Browning: such many-sidedness I leave to a greater than I’.
The metrical change at the beginning of the second line places an increased emphasis on ‘Doubly blank’, while the sense of longing and despondency is caught in the repetitions.
Far better to be a man, the speaker suggests, before the surprise turn proposes the desire for extinction altogether.
It's in the same category as my other selections, but, I could not find any background information on the authors.
I wouldn't categorize it as special to me, rather it's reflective of my own situation.
( In the 1880s, She contracted Grave's disease, a thyroid disorder and in 1891, Rosetti developed cancer, from which she died in London on December 29th, 1894.
( The poem, as the title of it says, deals with remembrance.
She was one of four children, her parents were Italian. One of her brothers, Dante Gabriele Rosetti was a poet and a painter.
She is best represented in poetry by her ballads and mythical religious lyrics.