Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:
Limerick

A light, humorous style of fixed form poetry. Its usual form consists of five lines with the rhyme scheme aabba; lines 1, 2, and 5 contain three feet, while lines 3 and 4 usually contain two feet. Limericks range in subject matter from the silly to the obscene, and since Edward Lear popularized them in the nineteenth century, children and adults have enjoyed these comic poems.

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Published in: on February 2, 2011 at 10:39 am  Leave a Comment  

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