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Old 10-21-2010, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Limericks and you!

lets see how funny and creative we can get with this format of prose.

i once ate a wheel of cheese
after i got my bachelor's degrees
i havent pooped in a year
despite the drinking of beer
now the bathroom is just a tease

for all you fans of the Baxter out there
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Does Marcellus Wallace have the appearance of a female canine? Then for what reason did you attempt to copulate with him as if he were a female canine?
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Pretty simple really, do your own thing as long as it does not fuck with anyone's enjoyment of life.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent idea. I will certainly be hitting this thread with some of my own limerick stylings. I'm assuming it will be permissible to be loose with the technical aspects of the form. Limericks are notoriously difficult to write formally because of the traditional use of anapestic or amphibrachic* meter on top of its legendary rhyming scheme (a-a-b-b-a).

* simply put, it's one of two syllabic stress formats, alternating short (unstressed) and long (stressed):

anapestic stresses: • • —

E.g. from William Cowper's "Verses Supposed to be Written by Alexander Selkirk" (1782):
I am out of humanity's reach
I must finish my journey alone
vs.

amphibrachic stresses: • — •

E.g. from Dr. Suess's If I Ran the Circus:
All ready / to put up / the tents for / my circus.
I think I / will call it / the Circus / McGurkus.

(Thanks, Wikipedia)

* * * * *

But this is getting highly formal and traditional. The key is to at least maintain the rhyming pattern. Of course, maintaining the traditional levity helps too.


/poetry nerd
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There was a man from Alsace,
Whose balls were constructed of brass,
When he clanged them together,
they played "Stormy Weather",
and lightening shot out of his ass!


and for you Teddy Kennedy fans:

There was a young senator from Mass,
who tried to get himself some ass,
but before he could pound her,
the fool went and drowned her,
and now his future is past!
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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baraka i dont know what you just said, but do your thing buddy!
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Does Marcellus Wallace have the appearance of a female canine? Then for what reason did you attempt to copulate with him as if he were a female canine?
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Pretty simple really, do your own thing as long as it does not fuck with anyone's enjoyment of life.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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At the park was a dog named Shue,
Who sniffed for a spot to go poo.
She went on the lawn
In the cold, dark dawn,
And now more kibble she will chew.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm went looking for conversations
by searching the Web's dark dimensions.
I found this strange place
Surrounded by cold, empty space
And now hope I can meet their expectations.

Well? It's my first. :
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Excellent idea. I will certainly be hitting this thread with some of my own limerick stylings. I'm assuming it will be permissible to be loose with the technical aspects of the form. Limericks are notoriously difficult to write formally because of the traditional use of anapestic or amphibrachic* meter on top of its legendary rhyming scheme (a-a-b-b-a)....But this is getting highly formal and traditional. The key is to at least maintain the rhyming pattern. Of course, maintaining the traditional levity helps too.
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Limericks...
They're in verse with a great rhyming pattern
And they're loved by both virgin and slattern
Maintaining their levity
They offer true brevity
Not epics that stretch Mars to Saturn

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