|Examples Help! What is the definition of Limerick Poems?|
How do you define Limerick Poems? What is a Limerick Poems? The word derives from the town of Limerick in Ireland. Plural: limericks. The definition of Limerick Poems is as follows:
|English Grammar & Terminology Definition of Limerick Poems - a poetic device|
|Definition: A comic, sometimes rude, verse made up of five lines of varied length. |
Limericks have a a very specific structure:
The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme
The third and fourth lines rhyme
The first, third, and fifth have the same verbal rhythm (meter) and length, and so do the second and fourth.
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Examples of Limerick Poems & Poetry
The most famous and prolific Limerick Poems examples have been written by Edward Lear. Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense was published by Thomas McLean on 10th February 1846 and consisted of 72 limericks. Another famous author of limericks was the great Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote two limericks which were included in his plays King Lear, The Tempest and Othello. Other famous authors of Limericks include Ogden Nash, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, T. S. Eliot, John Galsworthy, James Joyce and Lewis Carroll and Isaac Asimov who wrote the infamous Lecherous Limericks.
- "And let me the canakin clink, clink;
And let me the canakin clink
A soldier's a man;
A life's but a span;
Why, then, let a soldier drink."
Limerick example from Othello, Act II Scene III by William Shakespeare
- "There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,
Who never had more than a penny;
He spent all that money,
In onions and honey,
That wayward Old Man of Kilkenny."
Limerick example by Edward Lear
Examples of Limerick Poems
Examples Help! Use of Limerick Poems in Poetry
Examples of Limerick Poems can be found in many examples of the poem, poems or poetry. Famous poets use this figure of speech to 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 literary works.
Examples Help - Figures of Speech - Limerick Poems
In Figurative Language we use words in such a way that they differ somewhat from ordinary every-day speech and convey meanings in a more vivid and impressive manner. Figures, like Limerick Poems make speech more effective, they beautify and emphasize it in Rhetoric which is the art of speaking and writing effectively. Figures of speech such as Limerick Poems use word association to convey emotion and mood often in a non-literal sense.
Examples Help! Using Limerick Poems
Figures of speech such as Limerick Poems adds adornment, beautifies, colors, elegant variation, embellishment, embroidery, emphasis, exaggeration, exclamation, flourish, floweriness, irony, lushness and luxuriance to the English language. This page providing facts and info about Figures of Speech will help with the understanding of this subject.
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