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What Is A Limerick? Limericks are one of the most fun and well-known poetic forms. No one knows for sure where the name “limerick” comes from, but most people assume it is related to the county of Limerick in Ireland. The reason limericks are so much fun is because they are short, rhyming, funny and have a bouncy rhythm that makes them easy to memorize. In this lesson, you’ll how you can write your own limericks in just a few easy steps.

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Emily Dickinson (Poet)

Born on Dec. 10, 1830, in Amherst, Mass., Emily Dickinson was educated at Amherst Academy from 1840–1847 and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1847–1848. She met the Rev. Charles Wadsworth in Philadelphia in 1854, and he may have been the inspiration for some of her love poems. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a former minister and author, seems to have been her literary mentor, as indicated in an extended correspondence beginning in 1862. Not much is known about Emily Dickinson's personal life, which has led to much speculation by scholars and readers alike. It is noted that she lived in Amherst all of her life and became a recluse around 1862. Dickinson died a few years later on May 15, 1886. Only two of her poems were published in her lifetime. Her sister, Lavinia Dickinson, discovered hundreds of her poems after her death and they were published in selections from 1890 onwards. These early selections sold well. The first authoritative edition, “The Poems of Emily Dickinson” (3 vols), edited by Thomas H. Johnson, did not appear until 1955. She is known for her poignant, compressed and deeply charged poems, which have profoundly influenced the direction of 20th-century poetry, and gained her an almost cult following among some.

How To Write A Limerick

The Rules of Limericks Limericks, like all poetic forms, have a set of rules that you need to follow. The rules for a limerick are fairly simple: They are five lines long. Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other. They have a distinctive rhythm (which will be explained shortly) They are usually funny. Rhyming a Limerick The rhyme scheme of a limerick is known as “AABBA.” This is because the last words in lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme. Those are the “A’s” in the rhyme scheme. The “B’s” are the last words of lines 3 and 4. Let me give you an example: There was a young fellow named Hall

Who fell in the spring in the fall. ‘Twould have been a sad thing Had he died in the spring, But he didn’t — he died in the fall. – Anonymous Notice that the words, “Hall,” “fall,” and “fall” all rhyme. Those are the “A” words in the “AABBA” rhyme scheme. Also notice that “thing” and “spring” rhyme. Those are the “B” words in the rhyme scheme. Limerick Rhythm Now let’s take a look at the rhythm of the limerick. It goes by the complicated name “anapaestic,” but you don’t need to worry about that. What I want you to notice when you read or recite a limerick is that the first two lines and the last line have three “beats” in them, while the third and

fourth lines have two “beats.” In other words, the rhythm of a limerick looks like this: da DUM da da DUM da da DUM da DUM da da DUM da da DUM da DUM da da DUM da DUM da da DUM da DUM da da DUM da da DUM The rhythm doesn’t have to exactly match this, but it needs to be close enough that it sounds the same when you read it. For example, using the limerick above about the fellow from Hall, if we emphasize the beats, it reads like this: there WAS a young FELLow named HALL who FELL in the SPRING in the FALL. ‘twould have BEEN a sad THING had he DIED in the SPRING, but he DIDn’t — he DIED in the FALL.

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