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Charles Dickens has always been my favourite author and in my opinion is our greatest ever writer. This is my tribute to him.
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A literary genius was born one day
Charles John Huffam Dickens was he,
coming into the world in 1812
he wrote classics like Nicholas Nickleby.
He wrote by candlelight using quill and ink
at his feet his dog Timber Doodle would sit,
on his shoulder was Grip his pet raven
as he created novels like Martin Chuzzlewit.
He was without doubt a Victorian superstar
writing about corruption, poverty, and crime,
he was also a speaker, a great orator
Dickens was way ahead of his time.
He gave his characters wacky names
inspired by people on the streets and in the pub,
like Jerry Cruncher, Mr Fang, Horatio Fizkin,
Mrs Spittletoes, Toby Cruckit, and Gabriel Grub.
So many thanks to Charles Dickens
for creating folk of mystery and fun,
and giving us Oliver Twist and David Copperfield
A Christmas Carol and Dombey and Son.