How can you describe the feminism motives in 19th century poetry?

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When looking into different themes that I could situate my chosen poetry around, I wanted to choose something that was as relevant in the 19th century as it is now. For me, that is the feminist movement and the equality of males and females within society. The poems I have chosen are; No Thank You, John, by Christina Rossetti, Interview by Dorothy Parker and Differences of Opinion by Wendy Cope. An obvious similarity is that all of these poems are written by women and each speaker within these poems, challenges their male counterparts in a subtle yet powerful way. Rossetti’s No Thank You, John, is a more colloquial, conversational poem between the speaker and a man named John. The speaker has rejected John’s affections, which has not settled well...
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