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.
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?