Philip Sparrow.Many of his works are written in verse forms he himself devised, called Skeltonics. They consist of short lines and insistent rhymes, sometimes repeated through several sets of couplets they also employ alliteration.
See Skelton's works (ed. by Rev. Alexander Dyce, 2 vol., 1843) biography by A. S. Edwards (1981) studies by A. R. Heiserman (1961), S. E. Fish (1965), M. Pollet (tr. 1971), A. F. Kinney (1987), and G. Walker (1988).
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