Analysis of Limerick: There was a Young Lady whose chin

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was a Young Lady whose chin,
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.


Scheme AABBA
Poetic Form Limerick 
Metre 11011011 01001101 111111 01001 01101101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 156
Words 32
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5
Lines Amount 5
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 118
Words per stanza (avg) 30
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Edward Lear

Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. more…

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