Analysis of Sleepy Harry
Ann Taylor 1782 (Islington) – 1866
'I DO not like to go to bed,'
Sleepy little Harry said;
'Go, naughty Betty, go away,
I will not come at all, I say! '
Oh, silly child! what is he saying?
As if he could be always playing!
Then, Betty, you must come and carry
This very foolish little Harry.
The little birds are better taught,
They go to roosting when they ought:
And all the ducks, and fowls, you know,
They went to bed an hour ago.
The little beggar in the street,
Who wanders with his naked feet,
And has not where to lay his head,
Oh, he'd be glad to go to bed.
|Scheme||AABB CCDD EEFF GGAA|
|Metre||11111111 1010101 11010101 11111111 110111110 11111110 110111010 110101010 01011101 1111111 01010111 111111001 01010001 11011101 01111111 11111111|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||25|
|Words per line (avg)||7|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||99|
|Words per stanza (avg)||27|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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