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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

What does "He's a poet,and didn't know it" mean?

I keep hearing this in real life and on the computer and I tried to look it up what it meant.No helping results.So,if you know what it means,please tell me!Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It's a joke meant to mock someone who said something that rhymes, because the phrase itself is a couplet rhyme.

  • 5 years ago

    Was He's a poet a don't know it " in a film?

  • 1 decade ago

    When people make a rhyme without realising, people say "I'm a poet and I didn't even know it," which also rhymes, to make a point that they just rhymed.

    Basically, people say it when what they just rhymed.

  • "poet" and "it" rhyme, and rhyme is common in poems, so it's like someone has made a poem without intending to, but in reality much more work goes into creating an actual poem

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its an old saying used when someone says something that they didnt mean to rhyme but does.

    "He's a poet and didnt know it, ... but his feet show it, they are Longfellow's" (Longfellow was a poet)

  • 5 years ago

    This is jrs saying not a common saying lmfao

  • 1 decade ago

    It is a jocular saying used when someone unwittingly says something that rhymes .

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't try to rhyme, but I do it all the time.

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