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Limerick: There was an Old Person of Cadiz

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an Old Person of Cadiz,
Who was always polite to all ladies;
But in handing his daughter,
He fell into the water,
Which drowned that Old Person of Cadiz.

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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 167
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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