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Limerick: There was a Young Person of Crete

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was a Young Person of Crete,
Whose toilette was far from complete;
She dressed in a sack,
Spickle-speckled with black,
That ombliferous person of Crete.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABBA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 162
Words 28
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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