A Pause of Thought

Christina Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848 February
Rhyme: a4b5b5a3
Meter: iambic
Genre: lyric

Scholarly Commentary


As with all of CR's poems published in The Germ, this short piece appeared pseudonymously as the work of “Ellen Alleyn”. It was first reprinted in CR's Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862).

Textual History: Composition

February 1848

Printing History

First printed in The Germ 2, page 57.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1