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Does any one no what a limerick poem is?

  • Poem -

    Sure. You have probably heard many of them. A Google search will find you many examples.

    A limerick is a verse of five lines, which is often humorous. The last words of lines one, two, and five must rhyme with each other. Also, the last words of lines three and four (which are usually shorter) rhyme with each other, but not with lines 1, 2 and 3).

    The meter of the poem follows a repetititive formula in most cases, and is often (with capitalized syllables or words stressed):

    da DA da da DA da da DA
    da DA da da DA da da DA
    da DA da da DA
    da DA da da DA
    da DA da da DA da da DA

  • Poem -

    There once was a chef named Fong Louie

    Who was fixing a dish of chop suey;

    While trying to clean the chopping machine

    Instead of chopped suey

    We now have chopped Louie!

  • Poem -

    The last example by Anonymous starts out OK but is not a limerick because lines 3 and 4 do not rhyme, unless you call line 3 two lines. In that case, it has too many lines. A better version would be:

    There once was a chef named Fong Louie
    Who was fixing a dish of chop suey;
    While trying to clean
    The chopping machine
    He ended up fixing chopped Louie!

  • Poem -

    Here is an excellent site for how to write limericks.

    http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/limerick.htm

  • Limericks for 'Nantucket' -

    There are probably many more that can't be printed here

    http://www.yesterdaysisland.com/limerick/limerick.php

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