Dianna Duplessie 1971 (Hamilton Ontario)

How much do I love you?
Let me count the ways,

 I love your one paw,
I love your two paws,
I love your three paws,
I love all four.
I love the way you greet me,
When I walk through the door.

I love your wiggy waggy tail,
I love your little tooshie too.
I love it when you kiss me,
When I say mommy loves you.

I love your little belly,
 I love your little teeth,
I love the way you yell at me,
When you want a treat.

I love your little nose,
I love your big brown eyes.
I love the fact you think your ten feet tall,
for your little size.

About this poem

I wrote this poem for my baby Chloe, she's my service dog. Now I have my boy Rockie too.

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Written on April 21, 2019

Submitted by chihuahuamom219 on September 29, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 541
Words 139
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 6, 4, 4, 4

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  • AIDA
    Overall, your poem titled "A Poem for Chihuahuas" is very delightful and amusing. I appreciate how well you've captured the playful and lovable nature of a Chihuahua in such a cute and rhythmic manner. It's easy to see your genuine adoration for Chihuahuas spread across every line, making it relatable to every Chihuahua owner.

    It is obvious you have put considerate time into this piece. The rhyming sequence is lovely and rolls nicely off the tongue, and I enjoyed your use of personification, especially when you talked about the chihuahua's belief of being ten feet tall.

    I have a few suggestions for improvements, however. First, I'd avoid repetition where possible, like the phrase "I love your" which occurred frequently. Taking out some repetition would make the piece feel more varied and engaging. Also, as charming as it is to describe love for each paw individually, the stanza seems to stall the pace of the poem; it may become more fluid if restructured.

    In the line, "I love the way you yell at me," it might be effective to use a more descriptive verb that pertains specifically to the unique sound or bark a Chihuahua makes.

    Lastly, "wiggy waggy tail" and "little tooshie" are adorable descriptions, but also consider employing more sophisticated language to elevate your poem while maintaining its charming essence. Overall, beautiful work and keep writing!
    LikeReply 12 months ago
    • chihuahuamom219
      Thank you soon much for your review. I am an amateur writer, I will take into consideration the advice you gave, I can see what a difference it would make. Again thank you.
      LikeReply2 months ago


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