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megustaleer

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  1. First, a definition: What Is A Limerick? "A light, humorous style of fixed form poetry. Its usual form consists of five lines with the rhyme scheme AABBA; lines 1, 2, and 5 contain three feet, while lines 3 and 4 usually contain two feet. Limericks range in subject matter from the silly to the obscene..." Example - in Limerick form: 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. The thing that I enjoy about Limericks is the challenge of fitting the subject matter into the rhyme scheme - this seems to be something that a lot of people find particularly hard. Lets see if members here have more success with it than a couple of other online forums, and two RL poetry groups I have known.. The Game: I will post a first line below, then we take turns to post a line in the Limerick form. The person who posts the fifth line also posts the first line of the next Limerick. A BCF member said "Look!"
  2. The Limerick Game

    too short for a first line
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    I love spaghetti the best I dribble sauce down my vest Now I'll have a plateful... And be forever grateful While the rest of my wardrobe goes west! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An author of world-wide repute
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    I love spaghetti the best I dribble the sauce down my vest
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    Albert Einstein went to bed...... With a horrible cold in his head When he woke the next morning.. And light was just dawning
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    A time when there was no war.. So peaceful it would make you snore The bombs were unused And landmines defused
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    One morning on the Scarborough sands A cross donkey, I understand ... Took one look at the queue
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    Hux, Now it's up to you to start the next limerick.
  9. The Limerick Game

    With my appetite sated by chocs I can't even fit in my socks! A good diet is required But I'm far too tired
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    Some people who think they are funny Should be given a run for their money With a competitive streak And a chubby physique Their idea of humour is crummy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> With my appetite sated by chocs
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    A man by the name of D. Crepit.... Once cooked a whole horse and then ate it. When he felt sick Took a red candle wick... As if that would help him forget it! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Some people who think they are funny
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    A man by the name of D. Crepit.... Once cooked a whole horse and then ate it.
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    There once was a horse called Purple Whose profession it was to burgle Disguised as a mule, The rozzers to fool,
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    Interesting - not easily found, but it seems that it does exist. You can learn something new every day! So now we have, more or less, cracked the Limerick rhyme scheme, can we please try to learn its rhythm - which is somewhat like this: Di dah/ diddy dah/ diddy dada Di dah/ diddy dah/ diddy dada Di dah/ diddy dah Di dah/ diddy dah Di dah/ diddy dah/ diddy dada
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    I think poppy's line is the perfect end to a limerick using 'orange' at the end of the first line! There once was a squirrel called Orange. Who lived under a sporange The spores made him sick And his head felt quite thick. There's names for p... people like you OK, poppy, you start the next one!
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    There once was a squirrel called Orange. Who lived under a sporange The spores made him sick
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    There once was a lad named Tony Had an aversion to matrimony Engagements were fine,
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    I see what you did there! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPq3qtDgITg
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    There once was a dog called Jack Sprat Who lived with a hen and a cat They shared an outhouse With a fox and a mouse
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    There once was a dog called Jack Sprat Who lived with a hen and a cat
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    Now luna has sorted out the rhyme scheme for us, perhaps we can pay a bit more attention to the rhythm of a limerick , which is Di dah/ diddy dah/ diddy dada Di dah/ diddy dah/ diddy dada Di dah/ diddy dah Di dah/ diddy dah Di dah/ diddy dah/ diddy dada and lets see if we can make up some that fit both rhyme and rhythm. So, Hayley, over to you for the first line of our next Limerick
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    An old man by the name of Magellan Ate a diet of lobster and melon Dyspepsia galore Had him roll on the floor
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    An old man by the name of Magellan Ate a diet of lobster and melon
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    We look to the old days of yore And the old ways of doing each chore
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    In Alaska there once was a moose Fell in love with a Canada goose.
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