On A Proposed Trip South Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABBA ABBA CDE CDE

They tell me on the morrow I must leaveA
This winter eyrie for a southern flightB
And truth to tell I tremble with delightB
At thought of such unheralded reprieveA
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E'er have I known December in a weaveA
Of blanched crystal when thrice one short nightB
Packed full with magic and O blissful sightB
N'er May so warmly doth for April grieveA
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To in a breath's space wish the winter throughC
And lo to see it fading Where oh whereD
Is caract could endow this princely boonE
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Yet I have found it and shall shortly viewC
The lush high grasses shortly see in airD
Gay birds and hear the bees make heavy droonE

William Carlos Williams



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