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Ogden Nash

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Tatyanna Marshall

on 16 May 2014

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Transcript of Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash was born in Rye, New York on August 19, 1902.
He moved a lot because of his fathers business obligations.
He graduated from St George's School and then attended Harvard University but dropped out after one year and became a bonds salesman and eventually working for
The

New Yorker
.
In 1931 he married Francis Leonard and they eventually had two kids. That same year he published his first set of poems,
Hard Lines
, which earned him recognition.


Ogden Nash
Accomplishments
Ogden Nash was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters for his contribution. These two academies serve the nation to recognize scolarship, civil dialogue and useful knowledge.

The Pig
by Tatyanna Marshall
Ogden Nash
Throughout his life Nash loved to rhyme. He had a fondness for crafting his own words whenever rhyming words did not exist. For example, in his poem,
The Panther
, "if called by a panther, don't anther".
He was known for his rhymes, puns and humor. His style was very irregular, sometimes his poems only had a few words and other times they were lengthy. He often wrote in free verse or exaggerated verse which has lines with different lengths.
He published children's books, musicals and even TV shows. He published more than 500 pieces of verse, three screen plays and one T.V show. When not writing poems he appeared on numerous radio, game and comedy shows.
Nash was praised as one of America's greatest writers of clever humor but others criticized him for his style of manipulating the spelling of words and his rhymes.




Ogden Nash
working on some
of his poems.
Pretty Halcyon Days
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