Limerick and Limericks

Lines in a Limerick

Limericks are defined as nonsense poems made up of five lines that are witty or humorous.

A Limerick should follow the convention below:

Lines 1, 2, and 5 of a Limerick should have seven to ten syllables and they should rhyme with one another.

Lines 3 and 4 of a Limerick should have five to seven syllables and also rhyme with each other.

The lines should have a strict (aabba) rhyme.

The first line of the limerick usually introduces a person and a place. The place name establishes the rhyme scheme for the second and fifth lines.

In Older Limericks, the first and last lines were usually the same.

The following limerick is a great example of a limerick and will help you to write your very own original limerick:

There was a Young Lady whose chin,
Resembled the point of a pin:
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.

Lines in Limerick
How old are Limericks and where did Lines in Limerick originate? Why are there so many Irish Limericks? What is the connection with Ireland? The rhyme that we refer to as a limerick originated as far back as the 14th century and were extremely popular in both England and Ireland. Lines in Limerick are poems and a form of poetry which rhymes. Lines in Limerick are simple and short and easy for even kids and children to write or compose.

Lines in Limerick
The term Limerick originates in Ireland - its name is taken from the Irish County of Limerick in Ireland and is where Lines in Limerick originated. The Irish are well known for their love of poems and poetry. The tradition and origins of different types of poems and poetry date back to the time when the majority of people were unable to read or write.  The simplicity of the limerick form of poetry made them easy to write and easy to remember which has led to their popularity in both the English and Irish culture.


Lines in Limerick
These amusing rhymes are great fun and an easy way to get kids interested in poems and poetry. Because these poems are simple and short it is easy for kids and children to learn how to write a limerick. Everyone laughs at limerick poems and poetry. They are great fun and amuse all ages. Have fun browsing our section on this subject.


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