Dream Land

Christina Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849 April
Rhyme: a3a3a3b2 c3c3c3b2
Meter: iambic
Genre: lyric


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Scholarly Commentary


CR composed this poem in April of 1849. It was printed here as the work of Ellen Alleyn, a pseudonym created by DGR. CR did not want to appear in the periodical under her own name.

The poem was reprinted in CR's Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862).

Textual History: Composition

April 1849

Printing History

First printed in The Germ 1, page 20.

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