Analysis of Table Manners

Gelett Burgess 1866 (Boston) – 1951



THE Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the tablecloth-
Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
And that is why I'm glad that I
Am not a Goop-are you?


Scheme ABCDEFGF
Poetic Form
Metre 0111110 0011111 11111010 1110101 0111110 010111 01111111 110111
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 265
Words 52
Sentences 3
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8
Lines Amount 8
Letters per line (avg) 26
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 205
Words per stanza (avg) 50
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Gelett Burgess

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