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Remember Summary & Analysis
by Christina Rossetti

Remember Summary & Analysis
by Christina Rossetti

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Christina Rossetti's “Remember,” first published in 1862, is a poem about grief, told not from the perspective of a mourner but rather the person who's to be mourned. In this sonnet, the speaker begs a loved one to remember her after her death—but also not to feel guilty if he forgets her, so long as she's made some permanent mark on his life and he remains happy. The speaker's poignant realism (in the sense of accepting that her beloved may in fact forget about her) engages both with the finality of death and the persistence of love.

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