Stroke A Flint

Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830 (London) – 1894 (London)



Stroke a flint, and there is nothing to admire:
Strike a flint, and forthwith flash out sparks of fire.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 20, 2023

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Scheme AB
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 111
Words 21
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 2

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems. "Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain famous. She wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", set by Harold Darke and by other composers. more…

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