Limerick Examples

Limerick Examples

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 information about Limerick please click the following link:



Examples of Limerick Poems

Our examples of Limerick poems 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"
    Lewis Carroll
  • 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
  • Our novels 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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