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How do you write a limerick? What are the tips and tricks?

  1. Vellur profile image89
    Vellurposted 5 years ago

    How do you write a limerick? What are the tips and tricks?

  2. Anthony Binks profile image75
    Anthony Binksposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't be any good at them but from reading them i find the best are very funny, the last line always being the best and to rhymme in some way.
    If it doesn't ryhmme then it is just a joke, limericks are in my view funnier.

    1. Vellur profile image89
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OK I get it. I do enjoy limericks. Thank you.

  3. alancaster149 profile image86
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    The formula for writing a Limerick is as follows:
    A (long)
    A (long, rhymes with top line)
    B (short)
    B (short, rhymes with line above)
    A (long, rhymes with top and 2nd line) - this is the 'punch line'!
    Eg:
    "There was an old man from Kilmarnock,
    Who hated his neighbour's alarm clock.
    He kicked down the door,
    Then fell to the floor,
    When the neighbour, like, stuck out his foot, Jock!"
    Not the most brilliant example, but you get my drift?

    1. Vellur profile image89
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you alancaster149 for this awesome explanation, a great limerick too.

    2. alancaster149 profile image86
      alancaster149posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      By the way the lines must scan, or you've lost it!

 
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