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Ogden Nash

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Scott Kreeger

on 14 February 2013

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Transcript of Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash Biography Born in Rye, New York, 1902
Education: St. George's School in RI, spent 1 year at Harvard
1st Book in 1925, The Cricket of Caradon
1st Poem: Spring Comes to Murray Hill
Appeared in New Yorker in 1930, where he got a job 2 years later
Married Frances Rider Leonard in 1933
Throughout his life, Nash wrote a total of 19 books of poems and poetry
He also helped on various screenplays, most notably writing the lyrics for One Touch of Venus in 1943
Elected to National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1950
Ogden Nash passed away in 1971 Overview of Style Of Ogden Nash Nash's style is primarily centered around rhyming couplets or a constant "ABAB" rhyme scheme. Nash also employs a rather practical form of sarcasm and a deliberate misspelling of certain words to either add humor or to continue a rhyme scheme. Example Poem "A Caution to Everybody" A Caution To Everybody
Consider the auk;
Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk.
Consider man, who may well become extinct
Because he forgot how to walk and learned how to fly before he thinked.
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