Limerick: There was an Old Person of Buda

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an Old Person of Buda,
Whose conduct grew ruder and ruder;
Till at last, with a hammer,
They silenced his clamour,
By smashing that Person of Buda.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABBBA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 161
Words 31
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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