Rhyme Scheme
A Mouse in Henry Livingston's House

Some of the webpages were attempts at brainstorming, for example, looking at the poetry that we had a good idea were Henry's and trying to find patterns (such as rhyme scheme) in those pieces.

The result of this investigation into rhyme scheme was to find that Henry was an experimenter and constantly changed pattern, though he had a preference for the anapest pattern of the Christmas poem.

Moore, on the other hand, had one pattern that he used and used and used and used in his 1844 book Poems. There were only two breaks in his pattern. One was the Christmas poem and another anapest, a rather nasty fable about a pig and a rooster. Another was a poem about a horse in a style that had become so popular it was being satired unmercifully.

Chapter 5:   0,   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16

Slideshow Index,
Introduction,   Ch1: Mouse,   Ch2: Sarah,   Ch3: After Sarah,   Ch4: Locust Grove,   Ch5: Know,  
Ch6: Dunder,   Ch7: War,   Ch8: Unexpected,   Ch9: Economy,   Ch10: Dutch,  
Ch11: Politics,   Ch12: Religion,   Ch13: Work,   Ch14: Myths,   Ch15: Happy Xmas,   Epilog


Slideshow Index

All Henry Livingston's Poetry,     All Clement Moore's Poetry     Historical Articles About Authorship

Many Ways to Read Henry Livingston's Poetry

Arguments,   Smoking Gun?,   Reindeer Names,   First Publication,   Early Variants  
Timeline Summary,   Witness Letters,   Quest to Prove Authorship,   Scholars,   Fiction  

   Book,   Slideshow,   Xmas,   Writing,   The Man,   Work,   Illos,   Music,   Genealogy,   Bios,   History,   Games  

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