A City Plum Is Not A Plum

Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830 (London) – 1894 (London)



A city plum is not a plum;
A dumb-bell is no bell, though dumb;
A party rat is not a rat;
A sailor's cat is not a cat;
A soldier's frog is not a frog;
A captain's log is not a log.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABBCD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 188
Words 44
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems. "Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain famous. She wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", set by Harold Darke and by other composers. more…

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