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The Limerick (2)

I have previously blogged about the limerick, https://wordpress.com/post/poetisatinta.wordpress.com/526 But today I decided to do one for My NaNoWriMo challenge and I also thought I would share some excellent examples of this poetic form! Perhaps the most famous for writing in this style is English writer, poet and illustrator, Edward Lear(1812-1888) The great American comic poetContinue reading “The Limerick (2)”

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Limerick

Another comic verse is the famous, limerick, usually humorous and frequently rude, they follow a pattern, the first, second and fifth lines have the same rhythm and rhyme: AABBA The origin of the word ‘limerick’ is thought to be after the City or County of Limerick in Ireland in the early 1800’s, the form wasContinue reading “Limerick”