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doggerel verse


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doggerel verse a comic verse of irregular measure "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"
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In literature:

His doggerel verse, "We seek him here, we seek him there," etc., was sung to the tune of "Ho!
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
The abalone meat they pounded religiously to a verse of doggerel improvised by Saxon.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
But I had identified his doggerel verse at last.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
Look at your father and his poems; he thinks his doggerel verses a mark of genius.
"Prince Lazybones and Other Stories" by Mrs. W. J. Hays
Though taken for a lunatic, the doggerel verse she sang disproved the popular slanders.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
Verse quotations may be taken from a well-known poem, a popular song, a nursery rhyme, or even doggerel verse.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
There is an amusing page, in doggerel verse, which I remember to have read some years ago.
"The Book of Art for Young People" by Agnes Conway
This supposition has found strength and sanction in doggerel verse.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
Many of the presents were accompanied by little verses or lines of doggerel, and the reading of these caused much merriment and laughter.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
Doggerel verse, I, 341.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
It has been the fashion to call Bunyan's verse doggerel; but no verse is doggerel which has a sincere and rational meaning in it.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
Mr. Whittier regarded the verses as doggerel, and expressed his intention of writing something worth while for his youthful admirer.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
He sang, with accompanying action, some dozen verses of doggerel, remarkable for obscenity and imbecility.
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
But I had identified his doggerel verse at last.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
While some of his verse is hardly more than doggerel, he sometimes rises to a lofty plane of expression.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
This was at once removed by the saying aloud of some charm in doggerel verse.
"Lancashire Folk-lore" by John Harland

In poetry:

So for the week I won't disturb
The peace by singing at the curb.
I don't mind that, but oh it's hell
To have my verse called doggerel.
"Pavement Poet" by Robert W Service
Gives thee his little doggerel lay—
One truth I tell, in sorrow tell it,
I'm forc'd to give my verse away,
Because, alas! I cannot sell it.
"To.............: An Impromtu" by Thomas Gent