What is a Limerick?
To be a Limerick, a verse MUST have:
The metric feet MUST be anapests ( da da DUM ) although the leading foot of each line may be an iamb ( da DUM) and the last foot of each line may have a trailing unaccented syllable ( da da DUM da). The classic Limerick is consistent in the use of iambs and trailing unaccented syllables, but this is not mandatory in recreational Limericks.
Lines one, two, and five MUST rhyme
Lines three and four MUST rhyme
A good Limerick will have a clever, unanticipated punch line as line five
A good Limerick will not be insipid or pointless
A good Limerick often has puns, word play, eccentric spelling, or some other witty feature
i'll start with a limerick that was started in the epilepsy forum before the forum was updated. each person writes the next line in the limerick, following the rules. the person who writes the last line of the limerick and thus finishes it, will also start the first line of the next limerick. try to follow the rules of the limerick, but don't worry if you're not perfect. the point is to have FUN!
here is a previous limerick:
While sneaking around Godrick's Hollow
We found a place to lazily wallow
As we started to cuddle
We rolled into a puddle
The mud obscured what was to follow.
as you can see, line's 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme. the limerick is a tad naughty, as some limerick's are.
my next post will be the limerick we left off with.