Analysis of An Irish Song

John Carr, Sir 1772 – 1832 (London, United Kingdom)

Poor Molly O'Flannagan (Lord rest her soul!)
Drank so deeply of whiskey, 'twas thought she would die;
Her fond lover, Pat, from her nate cabin stole,
And stepp'd into Dublin to buy her a pie.
Oh! poor Molly O'Flannagan!

Tho' chin-deep in sorrow, yet fun he lov'd well;
A pie-man pass'd near, crying "Pies" at his aise;
"Here are pies of all sorts." - "Oh! if all sorts you sell,
Then a twopenny magpie for me, if you plaise!"
Oh! poor Molly O'Flannagan!

Scheme ababC dedeC
Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 11011001101 111011011111 01101101101 01011011001 11101100 11101011111 01111101111 111111111111 101111111 11101100
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 447
Words 87
Sentences 9
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 5, 5
Lines Amount 10
Letters per line (avg) 33
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 166
Words per stanza (avg) 42
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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John Carr, Sir

Sir John Carr (1772–1832) was an English barrister and (travel) writer. more…

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