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A county in the Republic of Ireland
A town in the county of Limerick
A humorous, often bawdy verse of five anapestic lines, with the rhyme scheme aabba, and typically has a 9-9-6-6-9 cadence
a humorous poetry style that has an aa,bb rhyme scheme the last line rhymes with the first
a fixed verse form appearing first in The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women (1820), popularized by Edward Lear, and rhyming aabba, where a-lines have five feet and the b-lines three feet, and where the first and last lines end with the same word (a practice dropped in the 20th century) A limerick has been defined as "A comic poem consisting of one couplet of accentual Poulter's Measure with fixed (internal) rhyme: 3aa2bb3a" (Malof, 204) Lear fused the third and fourth lines into a single line with internal rhyme See anonymous examples or ones authored by such as Gelett Burgess and A H Reginald Buller
port city in southwestern Ireland
A light, humorous poem of five usually anapestic lines with the rhyme scheme of aabba
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 pattern Typically, they are used in comic or bawdy verse, making extensive use of double entendre
a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba
A light, humorous style of fixed form poetry Its usual form consists of five lines with the rhyme scheme aabba; lines 1, 2, and 5 contain three feet, while lines 3 and 4 usually contain two feet Limericks range in subject matter from the silly to the obscene, and since Edward Lear popularized them in the nineteenth century, children and adults have enjoyed these comic poems See also fixed form
A light or humorous verse form of five chiefly anapestic verses of which lines one, two and five are of three feet and lines three and four are of two feet, with a rhyme scheme of aabba The limerick, named for a town in Ireland of that name, was popularized by Edward Lear in his Book of Nonsense published in 1846 Sidelight: the final line of Lear's limericks usually were a repetition of the first line, but modern limericks generally use the final line for clever witticisms Sidelight: As shown by these examples, limericks, while unsuitable for serious verse, lend themselves well to humor and word-play Their content also frequently tends toward the ribald and off-color
A light or humorous verse form with five lines and a rhyme scheme of a a b b a
A nonsense poem of five anapestic lines, of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of there feet, and rime, and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet, and rime; as There was a young lady, Amanda, Whose Ballades Lyriques were quite fin de Siècle, I deem But her Journal Intime Was what sent her papa to Uganda
a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba port city in southwestern Ireland
{i} rhymed nonsense poem consisting of five lines
A limerick is a humorous poem which has five lines. a humorous short poem that has five lines that rhyme (Limerick county in Ireland). Popular form of short, humorous verse, often nonsensical and frequently ribald. It consists of five lines, rhyming aabba, and the dominant metre is anapestic, with two feet in the third and fourth lines and three feet in the others. The origin of the term is obscure, but a group of poets in County Limerick, Ire., wrote limericks in Irish in the 18th century. The first collections in English date from 1820. Among the most famous are those in Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense (1846)
Thomas 2nd earl of Limerick Dongan
born 1634, Castletown, County Kildare, Ire. died Dec. 14, 1715, London, Eng. British colonial governor of New York. A member of an Irish royalist family, he was exiled to France after the English Civil Wars. Recalled to England in 1677, he served as lieutenant governor of Tangiers from 1678 to 1680. As governor of New York (1682-88), he organized the colony's first representative assembly, issued a "Charter of Liberties" in 1683, and pursued a policy of cooperation with the Iroquois Confederacy against the French. He returned to England in 1691
plural of limerick

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    /ˈləmərək/ /ˈlɪmɜrɪk/


    [ 'li-m&-rik, 'lim-rik ] (noun.) 1896. Limerick, Ireland.

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