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What are some funny poems?

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Some funny famous poems include: "A Boy Named Sue" by Shel Silverstein, "The Pig" by Roald Dahl, "How doth the little crocodile..." by Lewis Carroll, "The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howittand and "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns. These are some of the most popular funny poems.

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Funny poems are often written in many different styles, ranging from satires to limericks, odes and sonnets, as seen on FamilyFriendPoems.com. Some use irony to prove a point. Poems can be modern, post-modern or even written hundreds of years ago. Some poems are timeless, while others may only be funny for an audience living during a specific period of time. Many funny poems ridicule some facet of society--for example, oppression, injustice, racism or sexism, according to Matthew Rohrer on Poets.org. Other funny poems may use metaphors or clever rhymes to expose readers to a unique perspective on life.

One must keep in mind that "funny" is a very subjective word. What one person finds funny might not be amusing to another person. Individual personality factors into how humor is perceived. Sense of humor depends on a person's age, sex, nationality and religious views. While many people find the poems listed above quite entertaining, they might not be so enthusiastically received by everyone.

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