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‘Sister Maude’

‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti revision notes GCSE English Ormerod

PoemKey Points
‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti SUMMARY Narrator has kept her lover a secret from her parents but her sister has told them. The relationship was considered improper but it is not revealed why. Lover has died -not clear why but poem hints strongly that Maude’s betrayal has led to his death.
‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti THEMES Sibling relationships. Intense emotions.
‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti FEELINGS Anger. Betrayal. Jealousy.
‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti STRUCTURE Each stanza contains even lines that rhyme; regular pattern 5 stanzas- 4 have 4 lines. 5th has extra 2 lines in which there is a turn, after which the mood alters The regular rhythm is broken by a shorter line (16) highlighting Maude's destiny
‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti LANGUAGE Opens with a rhetorical question - an implied audience 3rd line uses caesura to reflect the speaker's anger Religious references Alliteration 2nd stanza ‘c’ hard sound echoes her outburst Last 2 lines 's' sounds = hissing satisfaction
‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti KEY QUOTES 'my sister Maude/ Who lurked to spy and peer.’ ‘Cold he lies, as cold as stone/ With his clotted curls’ ‘comeliest corpse’ ‘Bide you with death and sin’
‘Sister Maude’ Christina Rossetti LINKS TO… ‘Sonnet 116’ intense emotions ‘Brothers’ sibling relationships ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ is about a positive family relationship, unlike the negative, jealous relationship presented in ‘Sister Maude’
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