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Limerick: There was an old man who felt pert

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an old man who felt pert
When he wore a pale rose-coloured shirt.
When they said 'Is it pleasant?'
He cried 'Not at present--
It's a little to short -- is my shirt!'

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABBA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 179
Words 39
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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