Skelton

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Skel·ton

 (skĕl′tən), John 1460?-1529.
English poet and scholar noted for his satires, including Speke Parrot (1521).

Skelton

(ˈskɛltən)
n
(Biography) John. ?1460–1529, English poet celebrated for his short rhyming lines using the rhythms of colloquial speech
Skelˈtonic adj

Skel•ton

(ˈskɛl tn)

n.
John, c1460–1529, English poet.
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Less obvious forms of archaism include the use of common measure, an outmoded and distinctively English meter, the Skeltonic, a rhyme pattern named for the early Tudor poet John Skelton and considered dated by the late Elizabethan period, and fading syntactic forms such as auxiliary "do.
A second chapter concentrates on demotic language and Skelton's use of the opaque and seemingly nonsensical, especially in his poems in the Skeltonic metre, and a third explores his inventive capacity for using odd personae and quasi-dramatic scenes involving colloquial language.
The appropriation of skeltonic verse by Protestant propagandists such as Luke Shepherd, and Edmund Spenser's use of Skelton's pastoral lament from Collyn Clout as a vehicle for interrogating his own poetic persona in The Shepheardes Calendar, each follows Skelton in locating meaning in the negotiation between the poet-writer and his receptive readers.
But the best part is the "Poetry 101" chapter--it teaches all about alliteration, onomatopoeia and skeltonic verse.