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A limerick is a five-line poem that is meant to be funny, nonsensical or silly. The first, second and fifth lines have the same number of syllabus and rhyme at the last words, while the third and fourth lines should mirror each other in syllables and rhyme.


A limerick is a humorous poem that contains five lines and a rhyming scheme of AABBA. The first, second and fifth lines are between seven and 10 syllables, and the third and fourth lines contain five to seven syllables.


A limerick is a genre of poetry that contains five lines. They are characterized as having a strong cadence or beat. Limericks are often used in a humorous fashion.


A limerick is a poem that consists of five lines made famous by Edward Lear. The limerick "Gerbil Remedies" reads: A creature of charm is the gerbil / Its diet's exclusively herbal; / It grazes all day / On bunches of hay / Passing gas with an elegant burble.


Write a limerick by following the rhyming structure AABBA in a five-line poem. Choose a topic, and craft the poem so that the last words in lines one, two and five rhyme with each other, and the last words in lines three and four rhyme with each other.


One limerick is, "There was an old man with a beard / Who said, 'It is just as I feared! / Two owls and a hen / Four larks and a wren / Have all built their nests in my beard!'" Another begins, "A wonderful bird is the pelican."


One funny limerick is, "There was a young lady named Bright, Who traveled much faster than light. She set out one day, In a relative way, and came back the previous night." Other limericks include, "There was a young lady of Niger" and "A wonderful bird is the pelican."


Edward Lear and Ogden Nash wrote many famous limericks, and Shakespeare composed verses similar to limericks in some of his plays. Some nursery rhymes, such as Hickory Dickory Dock, are also limericks. Other famous limericks have unknown authors and were part of an oral tradition.


Limericks must contain exactly 39 syllables arranged in a pattern across five lines. The line-by-line syllable pattern is 9-9-6-6-9, and the rhyming pattern is a-a-b-b-a.


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