Analysis of An April Joke

Carolyn Wells 1862 (Rahway) – 1942

Oh, it was a merry, gladsome day,
When the April Fool met the Queen of May;
She had roguish eyes and golden hair,
And they were a mischief-making pair.
They planned the funniest kind of a joke
On the poor, long-suffering mortal folk;
And a few mysterious words he said,
His fool's cap close to her flower-crowned head.
Then he laughed till he made his cap-bells ring,
At the thought of the topsy-turvy Spring.
''Tis a fair exchange,' he said, with a wink--
'It is!' she said, and what do you think?
The flowers that should bloom in the month of May
Every one of them came on an April day!
And they looked for April showers in vain,
But all through May it did nothing but rain!

Poetic Form
Metre 11101011 1010110111 11110101 010010101 1101001101 1011100101 0010100111 1111101011 1111111111 1011010101 1010111101 111101111 01011100111 100111111101 0111101001 1111111011
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 669
Words 132
Sentences 8
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 516
Words per stanza (avg) 128
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Carolyn Wells

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