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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!
|| 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!
|| Posted on 2009-02-23 10:00:29 | by alexboy - [ Reply to This ] -|
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"
"There once was a barber called TREV"
"There was a young lady from DURham"
"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!
|| Posted on 2009-02-14 10:31:21 | by alexboy - [ Reply to This ] -|