The Idiot Boy

Rudyard Kipling 1865 (Mumbai) – 1936 (London)



Wordsworth

He wandered down the moutain grade
Beyond the speed assigned--
A youth whom Justice often stayed
And generally fined.

He went alone, that none might know
If he could drive or steer.
Now he is in the ditch, and Oh!
The differential gear!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 01, 2023

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244

Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 248
Words 46
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children. more…

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