What form of poem (ie. sonnet, limerick, haiku, etc.) is Edgar Guest's "A Child of Mine?"

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    Could you clarify what you mean by "type of poem"? Roughly, a limerick is defined by its rhyming pattern, a haiku by its syllable count, a sonnet by its rhyming pattern and scansion. Do you want to know how to describe the scansion (rhythm) of "A Child of Mine", or the rhyming pattern, or something else? – Rand al'Thor Dec 19 '17 at 17:14
  • @Randal'Thor I believe I would be looking for the scansion and rhyming pattern if there is one. I am looking to mimic it/take inspiration from it so any relevant information in form of rhythm, rhyming, or anything else is definitely helpful. – Dr Gore Dec 19 '17 at 18:19
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    @EJoshuaS Could you give an example of how it could be better written to be more appropriate for this format? Looking at the help center it says that opinion things are not permitted but things that are slightly subjective are okay. I believe that this question would fit into that grouping especially when compared to the former category on the help document. – Dr Gore Dec 19 '17 at 21:06
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    @EJoshuaS I'm not sure how this question is opinion based. I can understand voting to close this question as unclear, because as Rand mentioned, the question doesn't really explain what is meant by "type". But answering whether a poem is, say, a limerick seems as objective as you can get. On a related note, these template comments you've been leaving are causing more confusion than clarification (as evidenced by the OP's response here). I would recommend leaving custom comments that explain specifically how the question can be improved. – user111 Dec 19 '17 at 22:14
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    @DrGore "any relevant information in form of rhythm, rhyming, or anything else is definitely helpful" is way too broad. I strongly recommend narrowing this question down into something more specific. – user111 Dec 19 '17 at 22:16

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