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I'm ba-a-ack ..

Mood: Cautious
  
It has been over a year since I was at ES. I've written a LOT of poetry since then. I've been on other boards since then and now I'm back.

Cynthia


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Welcome back. I miss the forum. It was fun.
| Posted on 2011-02-03 12:49:52 | by Blue Monk - [ Reply to This ] -
  
I rarely visit Eliteskills nowadays and probably haven't thanked many people for their comments on the few poems I still have there. This is rude and remiss of me, so thank you very much for your time and comment on my poem "Celtic Warriors".
| Posted on 2009-03-23 15:31:57 | by hanuman - [ Reply to This ] -
  
Hey there Mae!

Did u like my limerick? I checked out the websites, they were very useful.
| Posted on 2009-03-23 11:06:37 | by alexboy - [ Reply to This ] -
  
I "spoke" to a lady named Mae,
And listened to what she did say,
Then I pestered her twice,
As I needed advice,
'Cause Paddy was coming our way!

Hurrah!
| Posted on 2009-03-09 16:15:23 | by alexboy - [ Reply to This ] -
  
Thanks for getting back again, re limericks.

Yes, that does all make sense, and that is what I was told, so you also saying that helps a lot.

So why is it that Wikipedia makes no mention of these rules? Strange.

Also, I've seen a couple of examples of Lear's limericks and they don't seem to follow this structure - why is this?

And I'm still a bit puzzled over lines 3 and 4. If it's 3 and 2 feet, then it would surely be 9 and 6 syllables...So where does the idea of 7 come from?

Plus, "Hickory Dickory Dock" is a limerick, but this only has 4 in lines 3 and 4, and seems to break the pattern.

Sorry to go on about this, I'm just trying to gain a better understanding of poetry, and your comments are very helpful!

Cheers,
Alex.

| Posted on 2009-02-23 10:00:29 | by alexboy - [ Reply to This ] -
  
Hey Mae,

Sorry it's taken me ages to get back, 1st time I've logged on in 2 weeks.

So, re the limerick thing: What does "anapestic" mean?

Also, if I've got this right then, the limerick could start:

"There once was a barber called TREVor"

But not:

"There once was a barber called TREV"

Or:

"There was a young lady from DURham"

But not:

"There was a young lady from KENT"

So it has to end UP-down, as opposed to stopping abrupty? Have I got that right?

Hope that all makes sense!

Cheers,
Alex

| Posted on 2009-02-14 10:31:21 | by alexboy - [ Reply to This ] -



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