Book Of Nonsense

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an Old Derry down Derry,
Who loved to see little folks merry;
So he made them a Book,
And with laughter they shook,
At the fun of that Derry down Derry!
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Scheme AABBA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 158
Words 33
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5

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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