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'Love is Heavenly than the Heaven' in Dante Gabriel Rossetti's the Blessed Damozel


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This is a poem written by the Victorian poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the Pre-Raphaelite tradition. It is a poem about a young girl called the Blessed Damozel-evidently a maiden who had gone to Heaven after death. The poem begins by describing her leaning out from the golden bar of Heaven. Her eyes were deep and tranquil as calm waters in the evening. In her hand were three lilies and in her hair were seven stars. The robe she wore was loose and plain except a white rose adorning it-a gift given by Virgin Mary as a token of her service. Her hair was yellow like ripe corn. The Damozel had taken up her duty as one of God's choristers for scarcely a day. Meantime she stood in the rampart of Heaven longing for reunion with her lover who had remained on earth. She wanted her prayers for their reunion to be granted by God because she thought that love is more heavenly than Heaven itself.

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Blessed Damozel, Tranquil, Revivial, Conventionality, Pre-raphaelite, Gorgeously, Onomatopoeic, Mystic Tree, Traditional Virtues, Three Lilies, Dove, Temperance, Prudence, Faith, Fortitude, Justice, Charity, Hope, Imaginative Staircase, Blessed Souls
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B. Mohan
S.V. College of Engineering and Technology, Chittoor, A.P., India

Abstract


This is a poem written by the Victorian poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the Pre-Raphaelite tradition. It is a poem about a young girl called the Blessed Damozel-evidently a maiden who had gone to Heaven after death. The poem begins by describing her leaning out from the golden bar of Heaven. Her eyes were deep and tranquil as calm waters in the evening. In her hand were three lilies and in her hair were seven stars. The robe she wore was loose and plain except a white rose adorning it-a gift given by Virgin Mary as a token of her service. Her hair was yellow like ripe corn. The Damozel had taken up her duty as one of God's choristers for scarcely a day. Meantime she stood in the rampart of Heaven longing for reunion with her lover who had remained on earth. She wanted her prayers for their reunion to be granted by God because she thought that love is more heavenly than Heaven itself.

Keywords


Blessed Damozel, Tranquil, Revivial, Conventionality, Pre-raphaelite, Gorgeously, Onomatopoeic, Mystic Tree, Traditional Virtues, Three Lilies, Dove, Temperance, Prudence, Faith, Fortitude, Justice, Charity, Hope, Imaginative Staircase, Blessed Souls

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