Children's Games Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABCD EFA GHI JHD HKA LHM HNN A ONN OPQ ORL OOO NNO HOL DON A ODS TOU NSV WNX HNY TLN ZKA2 UNN

IA
This is a schoolyardB
crowdedC
with childrenD
-
of all ages near a villageE
on a small streamF
meandering byA
-
where some boysG
are swimmingH
bare assI
-
or climbing a tree in leafJ
everythingH
is motionD
-
elder women are lookingH
after the smallK
fryA
-
a play wedding aL
christeningH
nearby one leansM
-
holleringH
intoN
an empty hogsheadN
-
IIA
-
Little girlsO
whirling their skirts aboutN
until they stand out flatN
-
tops pinwheelsO
to run in the wind withP
or a toy in tiers to spinQ
-
with a pieceO
of twine to make it goR
blindman's buff follow theL
-
leader stiltsO
high and low tipcat jacksO
bowls hanging by the kneesO
-
standing on your headN
run the gauntletN
a dozen on their backsO
-
feet together kickingH
through which a boy must passO
roll the hoop or aL
-
constructionD
made of bricksO
some mason has abandonedN
-
IIIA
-
The desperate toysO
of childrenD
theirS
-
imagination equilibriumT
and rocksO
which are to beU
-
foundN
everywhereS
and games to dragV
-
the other downW
blindfoldN
to make use ofX
-
a swingingH
weightN
with whichY
-
at randomT
to bash in theL
heads aboutN
-
themZ
Brueghel saw it allK
and with his grimA2
-
humor faithfullyU
recordedN
itN

William Carlos Williams



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