Author Topic: Limerick Addicts/ Go for it, be creative. Possible Adult/Sexual language.  (Read 2262817 times)

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We are about to close down the present Limerick thread in the Coffee shop and replace it with a new title "Limerick Addicts"

Some of the members have definitely become addicted to this thread and we felt you were becoming stressed when we had to keep asking you to maintain the flow and meter of the limerick. LOL  So we thought we would soothe your weary brow and massage you into a new thread with a slightly different criteria.

Here are the guidelines, but please try to keep it clean and use words which will not offend

Please add one line per person and the last person no longer has to add a new line for the next contributor, if they don't wish to do so.  Please ensure you copy and paste each member's contribution  above your own so we can read it as one limerick. 5 lines

We want you to stick to the rules with meter and syllables to match the previous lines.   If you do not adhere to the guidelines it will spoil the flow.  So try and keep it going for the addicts please!!


A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming. Some people say that the limerick was invented by soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's.

 

Limericks are meant to be funny. They often contain hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idioms, puns, and other figurative devices. The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or "heart of the joke." As you work with limericks, remember to have pun, I mean FUN! Say the following limericks out loud and clap to the rhythm.

 

A flea and a fly in a flue

Were caught, so what could they do?

Said the fly, "Let us flee."

"Let us fly," said the flea.

So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

As we said above
The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming.



Thanks for your understanding

Lin
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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 11:51:25 AM »
There once was a Scotsman named Andy

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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 12:04:45 PM »
There once was a Scotsman named Andy
feeling rather frisky and randy
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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 12:47:41 PM »
There once was a Scotsman named Andy
feeling rather frisky and randy
He visited Wales
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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007, 12:53:26 PM »
There once was a Scotsman named Andy
feeling rather frisky and randy
He visited Wales
to boost sales   Should be to boost up the sales    5 syllables the same as the last line - Lin
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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007, 01:42:53 PM »
There once was a Scotsman named Andy
feeling rather frisky and randy
He visited Wales
to boost sales
He handed out candy

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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007, 02:08:07 PM »
The last line should have 8/9 syllables and not 6 Ally - Suggest "And then he handed out candy"  It flows better

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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2007, 06:01:12 PM »
A thespian from Montpellier
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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007, 06:53:47 PM »
A thespian from Montpellier
Got gradually much smellier
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007, 09:13:46 PM »
A thespian from Montpellier
Got gradually much smellier
He took off his costume
 
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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2007, 11:27:02 PM »
A thespian from Montpellier
Got gradually much smellier
He took off his costume
As the smell filled the room

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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2007, 03:54:41 AM »
A thespian from Montpellier
Got gradually much smellier
He took off his costume
As the smell filled the room
With kippers al la St Hellier

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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2007, 04:13:25 AM »
Three dogs named Bark, Wuff and Yapp
one two three...testing testing...one two three...

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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2007, 05:11:09 AM »

Three dogs named Bark, Wuff and Yapp
Really did want to wear a purple cap
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Re: Limerick Addicts
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2007, 05:38:42 AM »
Maybe too many syllables here?

Try this
Three dogs named Bark Wuff and Yapp
Looked smart in a purple cap?   7 syallables to match the above line and not 10 but please carry on as you wish.  See the first post at the top of the page.  See this limerick thing isnt just about rhming the last word!
Looked  smart  in a pur- ple cap
    1         1    1   1  1   1    1 = 7
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