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  1. The mismatched rhymes and odd word choices made me wonder whether the artist had transcribed the poem correctly, but according to the reference I found, everything seems accurate, with the exception of the “Winnie the Pooh Capitalization” used for many of the Nouns in the Reference. However, this also led to an interesting piece about Emily Dickinson’s “Error’s”.

  2. Emily Dickinson often used “inexact” rhymes. Odder to me is that it’s written in Short Meter (6.6.8.6) when almost everything she wrote was in Common Meter (8.6.8.6).

  3. Thanks for that metric note, Larry! It was in fact helpful in rereading the poem.

    Brian in STL, sorry I lost your comment that was in the detected-as-spam queue. It had a Poetry Foundation link perhaps? Would you mind trying to repost it? It can’t be retrieved within the system.

  4. Odder to me is that it’s written in Short Meter (6.6.8.6) when almost everything she wrote was in Common Meter (8.6.8.6)

    No wonder I couldn’t sing it to the tune of “Gilligan’s Isle”…

  5. Thank you!

    P.s. Note this text shows some differences from what the artist used. Like, very last line – plashless or splashless

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