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Limerick (poetry)

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A limerick is a form of poetry, especially one in five-line, predominantly anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with ...

How to Write a Limerick :Poetry for Kids

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Nov 18, 2011 ... Limericks are one of the most fun and well-known poetic forms. No one knows for sure where the name “limerick” comes from, but most people ...

Young Writers | Limerick Poem – Definition and Funny Examples

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A limerick is often a funny poem with a strong beat. Limericks are very light hearted poems and can sometimes be utter nonsense. They are great for kids to both ...

KidZone Poetry - Limericks

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A limerick is a silly poem with five lines. They are often funny or nonsensical. Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote the ...

How to Write a Limerick (with Sample Limericks) - wikiHow

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How to Write a Limerick. A limerick is a short, comical, and almost musical poem that often borders on the nonsensical or obscene. It was popularized in English ...

How to Write a Limerick - Poetry Class

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To help you get started writing limericks, here's some helpful information about writing limericks. To begin, a limerick is a funny little poem containing five lines.

How to Write a Limerick - Poem Types - Creative Writing Now

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How to write a limerick. This guide makes it easy! Clear explanations, plus poem starters to give you creative writing ideas. Also check out our step-by-step guide ...

Poetic Form: Limerick | Academy of American Poets

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Sep 17, 2004 ... A popular form in children's verse, the limerick is often comical, nonsensical, and sometimes even lewd. The form is well known to generations ...

What is a Limerick? - Limerick Poems

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A fairly mundane and unsubstantiated discussion of the structure and origin of the limerick, but the site includes a charming children's limerick by Graham Lester  ...

Limerick - Examples and Definition of Limerick

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Edward Lear was considered to be the father of limericks. This is one of the very good examples of limerick poems, following its typical format with first, second ...

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Composed of five lines, the limerick adheres to a strict rhyme scheme and bouncy rhythm.
The first two lines rhyme with each other, the third and fourth rhyme together, and the fifth line repeats the first line or rhymes with it.
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Limerick Examples - YourDictionary

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A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same ...

Examples of Limerick : Poetry through the Ages - Webexhibits

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Limerick expert Don Marquis identified three types of limericks: "limericks to be told when ladies are present; limericks to be told when ladies are absent but ...

Limerick: Definition, Rules & Examples - Video & Lesson Transcript ...

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This lesson reviews closed-form poetry, specifically focusing on limericks. The limerick is defined and the structure is explained. Examples are...