nash, ogden

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A twentieth-century American author known for his witty poems, many of them published in The New Yorker. They are marked by outrageous rhymes, such as those in “The Baby” (“A bit of talcum / Is always walcum”) or in “Reflections on Ice-Breaking” (“Candy / Is dandy / But liquor / Is quicker”).

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