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Limerick: There was an Old Man of Peru

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an Old Man of Peru,
Who never knew what he should do;
So he tore off his hair,
And behaved like a bear,
That intrinsic Old Man of Peru.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABBA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 149
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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