How Many Syllables in a Limerick?

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There should be 39 syllables in a limerick. Lines 1, 2, and 5 of the limerick should each have between seven and ten syllables. Lines 1, 2, and 5 should also rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 should have between 5 and 7 syllables. These two lines should also rhyme with one another. Limericks should always have 5 lines to them. Limericks were first seen in a book in 1820. The book was called, The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women Exhibiting Their Eccentricities and Amusements.
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The first two and last lines can be 7, 8, or 9 syllables. the third and fourth lines can be 5 or 6 syllables.
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Consisting of five lines per stanza, lines 1, 2 and 5 of a limerick rhyme
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I think 88558. Mum says its: Dee diddily diddily dee. Dee diddily diddily dee. Dee diddily dee. Dee diddily dee. Dee diddily diddily dee.
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The first one is moat, goat, out, about, boat. Haven't a clue about the others. There was an old man from Cape Cod. Whos neighbours all thought he was odd. He shouted one day. "
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