The Sloth Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABA CCC DDD EEE

In moving slow he has no PeerA
You ask him something in his EarB
He thinks about it for a YearA
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And then before he says a WordC
There upside down unlike a BirdC
He will assume that you have HeardC
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A most Ex as per at ing LugD
But should you call his manner SmugD
He'll sigh and give his Branch a HugD
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Then off again to Sleep he goesE
Still swaying gently by his ToesE
And you just know he knows he knowsE

Theodore Roethke



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