Monday, March 19, 2018

Limerick Contest

In honour of St Patrick’s Day we held an office Limerick contest!

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to be a good poet!
A limerick is a form of verse, often humorous and sometimes obscene, in five-line, predominantly anapestic[1] meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme. [2] The following example is a limerick of unknown origin:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.[3]

The form appeared in England in the early years of the 18th century. 

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