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:
definition of Limerick Poems is as follows:
English Grammar &
Definition of Limerick Poems - a poetic device
Definition: A comic,
sometimes rude, verse made up of five lines of
Limericks have a a very
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
Definition of Limerick Poems
- a poetic device
Examples of Limerick Poems
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
"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
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."
by Edward Lear
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
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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Poem, Poems & Poetry - Examples of Limerick Poems
Examples of limerick poems
Definition, sample and example - poetic device
Limerick poem - English Grammar
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English Figurative Language
- figure, image, trope
Word association to convey emotion and mood.
Definition, info, sample and example - figure,
image, trope - Limerick poem - Poetic device