Literary Doctorate

“Oh doctor, doctor
You must help me
I have been afflicted
Most horribly
I keep quoting
William Topaz McGonagall”
The doc replied
“We can’t help you at all”
“Oh doctor why
Can’t you treat me for it”?
He replied
“Because this is the burns unit”

About the Poem

Knowledge of two famous Scottish poets (one brilliant, the other abysmal) collide in a poem which brings together literature and medicine.

Category

Humorous Poems

Style

Rhyming poem

Length

12 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3

Author

Paul Curtis

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