Little Bo-Peep

Leonard Leslie Brooke 1862 – 1940






Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
And bring their tails behind them.
      
  
  
Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them bleating;
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were still a-fleeting.
  
Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they'd left all their tails behind 'em.
  
  
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB ACCC CBXB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 460
Words 89
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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