There is a young female named Olive

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1869?
Rhyme: a3 a3
Meter: iambic
Genre: limerick

Scholarly Commentary


This fragment of a limerick, quoted by WMR in his Memoir (328) of his brother, gives an excellent illustration of the quickness of DGR's prosodic wit. A general commentary on DGR's limericks and their context is available.

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