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Quote #4

and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope (14-15)

The regularity of the meter in these lines makes bettyandisbel seem like completely normal, innocent kids.

Quote #5

it's
spring
and
the

goat-footed

balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee (15-23)

Compare these stretched-out lines to the ones above. The first thing you’ll probably notice is their abnormality…they’re so short. Is the poem falling apart at the end?

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