Limerick: The was a Young Lady of Bute

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



The was a Young Lady of Bute,
Who played on a silver-gilt flute;
She played several jigs,
To her uncle's white pigs,
That amusing Young Lady of Bute.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABBA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 153
Words 30
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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