Holiday Dualing Limericks
Do you have a couple of favorite Holiday Characters? Is Scrooge your hero or the Little Drummer Boy? Does the Grinch have it right or does Rudolph have a better idea? Or maybe Buddy the Elf and Jack Skellington are more up your alley... There's a wonderful pool of possibilities to choose from out there!
We-e-e-ell, it's time to make known your two favorites and show us how you feel they may discuss their differences (or, perhaps, the traits they have in common)! For this contest, your offering should be:
A PAIR OF LIMERICKS**: each spoken by one of your two Holiday Characters and what they feel about all this Holiday Cheer!
**BE SURE to include a brief definition/description of your two characters in your author notes. ;)
Remember, a limerick is a form of verse, usually humorous and frequently rude, in five-line, predominantly anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme. Also, lines 1,2 and 5 should have 7-10 syllables and lines 3 and 4 should have 5-7 syllables (see example below). The form was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th Century. Here is one of his many limericks:
There was a Young Person of Smyrna
Whose grandmother threatened to burn her.
But she seized on the cat,
and said 'Granny, burn that!
You incongruous old woman of Smyrna!'
So, get that pen moving on your two limericks - one each from your two favorites. Remember, your goal is to surprise us, make us laugh, make us gasp, but most of all: make us vote for yours!
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