This page provides examples of Limerick poems. The poems and poetry
selected are by famous poets who have used Limerick as a poetic or
literary device to convey, emphasize and create vivid images.
Poets use this type of device as an unusual alternative to every
day speech to help them express mood and emotion. For additional
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Our examples of Limerick
and poetry have been selected from the work of some of the the most famous
American and English poets.
There was a
young lady of station
"I love man" was her sole exclamation
But when men cried, "You flatter"
She replied, "Oh! no matter
Isle of Man is the true explanation"
A man hired
by John Smith and Co.
Loudly declared that he’d tho.
Men that he saw
Dumping dirt near his door
The drivers, therefore, didn’t do.
by Mark Twain
There was an
Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!'
by Edward Lear
There was a
small boy of Quebec
Who was buried in snow to his neck
When they said, "Are you friz?"
He replied, " Yes, I is —
But we don't call this cold in Quebec"
by Rudyard Kipling
T. S. Eliot
is quite at a loss
When clubwomen bustle across
At literary teas
Crying, “What, if you please,
Did you mean by The Mill On the Floss?”
by W. H. Auden
get longa and longa
Their language gets stronga and stronga
There’s much to be said
For a life that is led
In illiterate places like Bonga
H. G. Wells
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of Examples of Limerick Poems & Poetry
The Limerick poem, poems or poetry convey and emphasize unusual
and vivid images. The use of strong word association changes the
mode of thought and adds variation, embellishment and adornment
to poetic and literary works.
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Word association to convey humor.
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