Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Dorothy Parker 1893 (Long Branch) – 1967 (New York City)



Should Heaven send me any son,
I hope he's not like Tennyson.
I'd rather have him play a fiddle
Than rise and bow and speak an idyll.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 16, 2023

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138

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Scheme AABB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 138
Words 29
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. more…

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