Ruthless Rhymes For Heartless Homes

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Ruthless Rhymes For Heartless Homes This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages Because

  • Title: Ruthless Rhymes For Heartless Homes
  • Author: Harry Graham
  • ISBN: 9781437028607
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I just came across this online (it's downloadable at googlebooks). D. Streamer was a pseudonym for Harry Graham, who originated the form of the "Little Willie" poem. (Apparently there was a craze for these poems in the early part of the 20th century - newspapers would run contests and get thousands of entries).What is a "Little Willie" poem? Usually 4 lines, AABB rhyme, but the key aspect is the macabre. Here are a few of the best-known:Little Willie, mean as hellDrowned his sister in the well.M [...]

    2. If you like your humour black, this is the book for you.There is Percival 'who cut his sister's throat for fun', little Henry who 'slipped through an icy glacier's crack', grandpapa who 'fell down a drain' (see cover illustration) and many more, all of whom came to a sticky end - in an amusing way, of course, and (a la Kenny Everett) in the best possible taste!A fun read with great complementary illustrations.

    3. Why would I read poetry if it weren't library bingo season? The library actually failed me on this book (and in fact, everything by this author was missing from their shelves), but Project Gutenberg came through for me.They were as pleasantly funny as the title suggests.

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