The Sin of Detection

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848
Rhyme: abbaabbacdecde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the 1911.

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of the twenty-six surviving bouts rimés sonnets composed by DGR and WMR in or about 1848. This sonnet is by DGR.

Printing History

First printed by WMR (see his edition of 1911).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 13-1848.raw.xml