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CLIP 1083

Edward Lear - 'The Owl and the Pussycat' (poem only)

Edward Lear - 'The Owl and the Pussycat' (poem only)
Key Info
  • Edward Lear - 'The Owl and the Pussycat' (poem only)
  • Duration: 02:38
  • Edward Lear's most famous nonsense verse, 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. A sea voyage complete with bong trees, the Piggy-Wig and his ring, the Turkey Vicar and the wedding feast eaten with a runcible spoon. Illustrated by Louise Voce.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: nonsense poem, rhyme, rhyming, Edward Lear, owl, pussycat
Ideas for use in class
  • As a classic example of a nonsense poem or to illustrate rhyme.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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