Young America

Carolyn Wells 1862 (Rahway) – 1942



Wee Willie sat a-thinking,
And he shook his curly head.
Around him on the nursery floor
His treasures lay outspread.

Firecrackers and torpedoes,
Trumpet and flag and drum,
Rockets and pinwheels and paper caps,
For Fourth of July had come.

'But it makes me sort o' sorry,'
Wee Willie said with a sigh,
'To think of those poor little English boys
Without any Fourth of July.'

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXA XBXB XCXC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 370
Words 70
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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