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A fixed light-verse form of five generally anapestic lines rhyming AABBA. Edward Lear, who popularized the form, fused the third and fourth lines into a single line with internal rhyme. Limericks are [..]
Source: poetryfoundation.org

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A limerick is a five line verse with the rhyme scheme of a-a-b-b-a following a strict pattern of syllables: Lines 1, 2 and 3 are made up of seven to 10 syllables and rhyme with each other. Lines 3 and 4 are made up of five to seven syllables and rhyme with each other. Limericks are normally, but not always, light or humorous.
Source: schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au

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– LIMB-RICK The limerick is the only English stanza form used exclusively for light verse. It was popularized by Edward Lear (1846) but the history of the form remains in doubt. Some claim it came fr [..]
Source: ahapoetry.com

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A humourous, often bawdy verse of five anapaestic lines, with the rhyme scheme ''aabba'', and typically has a 9–9–6–6–9 cadence.
Source: en.wiktionary.org

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type of nonsense verse of five lines, 1896, perhaps from the county and city of Limerick in Ireland, but if so the connection is obscure. Often (after OED's Murray) attributed to a party game in [..]
Source: etymonline.com

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  – a type of poem, usually humorous, consisting of five lines where the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed [..]
Source: phccwritingcenter.org

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 A quintain (five line poem) with an aabba rhyme scheme in which the first, second, and fifth lines have nine syllables and the third and fourth lines have six syllables.
Source: excellence-in-literature.com

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A five-line closed-form poem in which the first two lines consist of anapestic trimeter, which in turn are followed by lines of anapestic dimeter, and a final line in trimeter. They rhyme in an AABBA [..]
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A county in the Republic of Ireland. A town in the county of Limerick
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a light or humorous verse form consisting of mainly anapestic lines of which the first, second, and fifth are of three feet; the third and fourth lines are of two feet; and the rhyme scheme is aabba.
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A five-line poem written in light verse in which the meter is rigid and the rhymes, written in a/a/b/b/a scheme, are highly original and often irreverent to the point of being unprintable. Although ex [..]
Source: abc-clio.com

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Form of light verse consisting of five lines and rhymed: a-a-b-b-a. The first, second and fifth lines contain three feet while the third and fourth lines contain two feet. The form was popularised [..]
Source: poetsgraves.co.uk


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