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This March Let's Celebrate the Limerick
The limerick is said to have been invented by
soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's. A
limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one
triplet. A couplet is a two-line rhymed poem; a triplet is a three-line
rhymed poem. It's impossible to define limerick without saying that they
are fun. Authors such as Isaac Asimov, Shakespeare (you'll find two in
King Lear and Othello), WH Auden, and John Ciardi, have played with with the form. You should too.
They are easy to remember, anyone can create
one, and most --the best--have a punch line with an emphasis so clear, you can hear
the drum beat after the last line.
A: What is a limerick, Mother?
A: It's a form of verse, said brother
B: In which lines one and two
B: Rhyme with five when it's through
A: And three and four rhyme with each other.
Edward Lear Wrote Scads of Limericks for Children
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!'
Edward Lear, Book of Nonsense
Limericks that are not for children can still be
I sat next to the Duchess at tea.
It was just as I feared it
Her rumblings abdominal
were simply phenomenal,
And everyone thought it was me.
Okay--we'd be less than honest if we didn't admit
Limericks can be bawdy.
The limerick's callous and crude,
Its morals distressingly lewd;
It's not worth the reading
By persons of breeding -
It's designed for us vulgar and rude.
by Limerick Man
There once was an artist named Saint,
Who swallowed some samples of paint.
All shades of the spectrum
Flowed out of his rectum
With a colourful lack of restraint
by Limerick Man
Find lessons on writing limericks
Want to go Irish this March by exploring fiction: find previous featured