A Limerick

Create a limerick

From Poetry Dance:
A limerick is a short, often nonsensical or funny, poem. The rhyme scheme of most limericks is usually aabba.

A Five-line poem

The lines usually are:
Line 1 7-10 syllable, A
Line 2 7-10 syllable, A
Line 3 5-7 syllable, B
Line 4 5-7 syllable, B
Line 5 7-10 syllable, A
But this can vary for this competition.

A Five line, a humorous or thought-provoking poem is the requirement.
You can use the traditional rhyming scheme or create your own.
And syllable count is also your decision.


See poetry dance or other sites for great examples.



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If a word count is not specified above there is no word count requirement. Recommended length is 5,000 words or less.





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