Analysis of On Digital Extremities

Gelett Burgess 1866 (Boston) – 1951



I'd Rather have Fingers than Toes;
     I'd Rather have Ears than a Nose;
         And As for my Hair,
         I'm Glad it's All There;
     I'll be Awfully Sad, when it Goes!


Scheme AABBA
Poetic Form Limerick 
Metre 11011011 11011101 01111 11111 11101111
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 184
Words 32
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5
Lines Amount 5
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 108
Words per stanza (avg) 30
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Gelett Burgess

Frank Gelett Burgess was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. more…

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