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Chesters Daughter
November 6th, 2014, 08:34 PM
Tips and pointers for writing a proper limerick.

Chesters Daughter
November 6th, 2014, 09:33 PM
Moved from the Limerick thread:



In all due respect, we've been playing the game for what 5 years? Does the anapest argument really have to become so up to date?

shedpog329
November 6th, 2014, 09:42 PM
didnt see this....it is a game tho. i don't think everyone needs to get so worked up about it. Just play

anyway, if you guys wanna write anapests together I guess this is the place now

obi_have
November 6th, 2014, 09:47 PM
To me part of the fun is to make it funny while challenging yourself to follow the rules of meter and rhyme. That being said, when I post on the limerick game thread, I try to do my best to follow those rules. If someone less experienced flubs a rhyme or adds an extra syllable I'm content to turn a blind eye and keep it going as long as it appears they made an effort. The only reason I pointed out Bloggsworth's error was because he in turn was pointing out astroannie's "error" which actually was a perfectly fine first line of a limerick.

shedpog329
November 6th, 2014, 10:02 PM
Okay, interesting fact I just learned, which explains a world of new thoughts...a limerick "traditionally" is about a person from a place, usually with the place establishing the rhyme.

It explains why Bloggsworth was being such a geographical landlord this whole time and why the first two pages of the Limerick thread all began with a place.

Another one too, "traditionally" a Limerick is supposed to begin and end with the same line?

Here I was assuming they were all just nursery rhymes with a pun. Go figure.

Elvenswordsman
November 6th, 2014, 10:57 PM
Started by a paper in St. John, New Brunswick ;)

Best description and form for a limerick:

Writing a Limerick's absurd,
Line one and line five rhyme in word,
And just as you've reckoned
They rhyme with the second;
The fourth line must rhyme with the third.

Holding strict pronunciation of words is ridiculous, though. Try and make the words fit, if they absolutely don't - hold your tongue. It's a game.

curtis
July 21st, 2015, 06:31 AM
This limerick makes me laugh...

There was a tall man from Cornwall,
whose length exceeded his bed.
My body fits on it, but barely upon it,
There’s no room for my big Cornish head.

Nellie
July 21st, 2015, 05:08 PM
This limerick makes me laugh...

There was a tall man from Cornwall,
whose length exceeded his bed.
My body fits on it, but barely upon it,
There’s no room for my big Cornish head.

But this ^ has only 4 lines, and just two of them rhyme. A Limerick has 5 lines. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7-10 syllables that rhyme. Lines 3 & 4 have 5-7 syllables that rhyme.

aj47
July 22nd, 2015, 12:15 AM
This limerick makes me laugh...

There was a tall man from Cornwall,
whose length exceeded his bed.
My body fits on it, but barely upon it,
There’s no room for my big Cornish head.


This is NOT a limerick. Whoever sold it to you RIPPED YOU OFF!!!!

Blade
July 22nd, 2015, 12:18 AM
Looks better this way:

There was a tall man from Cornwall,
whose length exceeded his bed.
My body fits on it,
but barely upon it,
There’s no room for my big Cornish head.

:eagerness:

aj47
July 22nd, 2015, 12:46 AM
Looks better this way:

There was a tall man from Cornwall,
whose length exceeded his bed.
My body fits on it,
but barely upon it,
There’s no room for my big Cornish head.

:eagerness:

It's still not a limerick. Cornwall doesn't rhyme with bed and head.

Blade
July 22nd, 2015, 12:54 AM
It's still not a limerick. Cornwall doesn't rhyme with bed and head.

:D True enough but at least it looks better.

Harper J. Cole
July 22nd, 2015, 04:40 PM
Let me try ... 8)

There once was a man from Cornwall
Who stood just a little too tall
He exceeded his bed
By the length of his head
Oh how much he yearned to be small

PrinzeCharming
May 12th, 2016, 03:47 PM
http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/National-Limerick-Day-May-12-1024x512.jpg

#NationalLimerickDay


“A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I'll be darned if I know how the hellican?”


― Dixon Lanier Merritt (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4910918.Dixon_Lanier_Merritt)

Gumby
May 11th, 2019, 01:03 PM
For all you Limerick champs! This is your Day. :)



http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/National-Limerick-Day-May-12-1024x512.jpg

#NationalLimerickDay


“A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I'll be darned if I know how the hellican?”


― Dixon Lanier Merritt (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4910918.Dixon_Lanier_Merritt)