Words for Poetry

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1847
Genre: prose list

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's fascination with odd and arresting words is famous, and WMR gave focus to the matter by publishing a selection of these “stunning words for poetry”, as DGR called them, that he took from from DGR's notebooks and posthumous scraps of paper (see DGR's letter to WMR, 18 September 1849, Fredeman, Correspondence, 49. 11 ).

See also his lists of rhyming words in Notebook 4 at Duke.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 12-1847.raw.xml