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    R Rhino from CT4

    bauer's limerick is atrocious.  i really don't understand why people think they can write limericks without any attention to the correct meter.

    other than your last line (which you deliberately threw away) you've got it spot on.

    it's not just the rhyme scheme and syllable count, people, limericks must use amphibrach, anapest, or rarely, dactyl feet. an extra syllable or less at beginning or end to shift it is fine, but it must be consistent, and must follow the rhythm.

    if you've got no idea what the hell i'm talking about folks, you've got no business writing limericks.

    l'audace! l'audace! toujours l'audace!

    by zeke L on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 01:31:46 PM PST

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