Hilaire Belloc

(27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953 / La Celle-Saint-Cloud)

Matilda Who Told Lies, And Was Burned To Death - Poem by Hilaire Belloc

Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes;
Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth,
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Topic(s) of this poem: lies

Comments about Matilda Who Told Lies, And Was Burned To Death by Hilaire Belloc

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (1/31/2015 12:35:00 AM)

    Kind of story, heme wise, very familiar with. Yet, a fresh feeling crept up while reading the poem. what ever it is, message is universal and eternal. Never be a liar! Great Poem. (Report) Reply

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  • John Richter (1/30/2015 12:12:00 PM)

    The boy who cried wolf once too often! Only expressed so magically wonderfully! This is my introduction to Mr. Belloc, which has quickly joined my ranks of favorite poets.... (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (1/30/2015 8:16:00 PM)

    John, you and I think a lot alike. Almost every time I want to say something about a poem, you have already said it!

  • Saumya Gilra Saumya Gilra (5/24/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    wonderful poem and surprising rhymes.it is a very nice one. (Report) Reply

  • Jason Andriezen (4/28/2010 12:29:00 AM)

    in our book. this is called a Humors poem. How can it be a humors poem if matilda dies (Report) Reply

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