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    He reigned only two years and yet
    I'm sure he had cause to regret
    the time he once said,
    "Those boys must be dead!
    for the palace they had is To Let”


    If no-one adds any more lines
    Sweepings from the Factory Floor a new volume of poems available now at https://www.feedaread.com/profiles/10661/

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    If no-one adds any more lines
    They're sure to incur hefty fines

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    If no-one adds any more lines
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    so think of one quick
    Sweepings from the Factory Floor a new volume of poems available now at https://www.feedaread.com/profiles/10661/

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    so think of one quick
    Or else I'll be sick


    "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens." -- William Beveridge

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    so think of one quick
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    I think we are out of our minds.

    Once Tarzan was swinging with Jane



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    Once Tarzan was swinging with Jane
    They met this couple, Jill and Wayne

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    Once Tarzan was swinging with Jane
    They met this couple, Jill and Wayne
    The foursome went ape



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    We've got another meter problem:

    "They met this couple, Jill and Wayne" scans as
    They MET this couPLE Jill and Wayne.

    Please think of your lines in terms of "beats" -- three beats in lines 1, 2 and 5. Two beats in lines 3 and 4.

    There ONCE was a HERmit named DAVE
    Who KEPT a dead WHORE in his CAVE
    He SAID, "I'll adMIT
    I'm a BIT of a SH*T
    But THINK of the MONey I SAVE."

    Sorry to keep harping on this, but meter is important. Pthom would be a lot harder on you than I.

    Once Tarzan was swinging with Jane
    They met this cool pair, Jill and Wayne
    The foursome went ape,
    Got stinko on grape,


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    Clearly, I don't understand what this beat thing means. Why can't "a" carry the beat? Or the "ple" in couple? Isn't it just about stressing the syllable? Granted, I'm tone deaf. But what am I missing?


    Once Tarzan was swinging with Jane
    They met this cool pair, Jill and Wayne
    The foursome went ape,
    Got stinko on grape,
    And made a long, four body chain.

    I clearly don't get what you mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoBird View Post
    Clearly, I don't understand what this beat thing means. Why can't "a" carry the beat? Or the "ple" in couple? Isn't it just about stressing the syllable? Granted, I'm tone deaf. But what am I missing?


    These links help to explain the rhythm pattern.

    How to write a limerick

    How to write a limerick

    If the stress falls on the wrong word or syllable it sounds awkward and spoils the effect. Takes practice but you do develop an ear for it.

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    I clearly don't get what you mean
    At lim'ricks it's clear I'm still green


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    I clearly don't get what you mean
    At lim'ricks it's clear I'm still green
    I wrote a good line
    Last edited by JoBird; 02-09-2013 at 03:27 AM.

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    I clearly don't get what you mean
    At lim'ricks it's clear I'm still green
    I wrote a good line
    I thought it was fine

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    I clearly don't get what you mean
    At lim'ricks it's clear I'm still green
    I wrote a good line
    I thought it was fine
    And think it should clearly be seen.

    =================================================
    Notice to Limerick fans!
    You'll notice that your favorite thread: Limericks Live! is closed.
    You may also notice that this new thread: Limericks Still Live! is really small.
    This is intentional. The old thread was huge and cumbersome.
    But do not fear: all the limericks since forever are preserved, in the Compilations sticky thread in this forum. As well, all your comments and struggles to write them is preserved in the old (now closed) thread. Please carry on as though nothing happened.
    =================================================

    We struggle with meter and rhyme.
    ~ Vita Brevis, Ars Longa ~

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    We struggle with meter and rhyme
    Our prosody ranks as a crime


    "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens." -- William Beveridge

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    We struggle with meter and rhyme
    Our prosody ranks as a crime
    Is it worth all the sweat
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    We struggle with meter and rhyme
    Our prosody ranks as a crime
    Is it worth all the sweat
    And the praise we don't get


    "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens." -- William Beveridge

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    We struggle with meter and rhyme
    Our prosody ranks as a crime
    Is it worth all the sweat
    And the praise we don't get?
    Maybe not, but let's try one more time


    When Margot and Belvedere wed

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    When Margot and Belvedere wed
    They ordered a big waterbed
    Last edited by Nymtoc; 02-09-2013 at 02:06 PM. Reason: Forgot that waterbed is one word


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    When Margot and Belvedere wed
    They ordered a big waterbed
    But the membrane was thin

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    When Margot and Belvedere wed
    They ordered a big waterbed
    But the membrane was thin
    And when they dove in
    113k on WIP! Someone tell me to shut up!

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    When Margot and Belvedere wed
    They ordered a big waterbed
    But the membrane was thin
    And when they dove in
    Dear Margot got wet giving head.

    I've got a big boil on my rump

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    I've got a big boil on my rump
    It is a most unsightly lump

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    I've got a big boil on my rump
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