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by Christina Rossetti

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

When Christina Rossetti was little, she took a pair of scissors and stabbed herself in the arm just to prove a point to her mother. Eek. (Source.)

Rossetti wrote her first full poem, "To my mother on her birthday," at age 11. Talk about a child prodigy. (Source.)

Rossetti's brother, Dante Gabriel, illustrated perhaps her most famous poem, "Goblin Market." (Source.)

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