National Limerick Day

National Limerick Day

May 12, 2016

A limerick is a form of poetry, especially one in five-line, predominantly anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent. The form appeared in England in the early years of the 18th century. It was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century, although he did not use the term. Gershon Legman said, “The true limerick as a folk form is always obscene and describing the clean limerick as a “periodic fad and object of magazine contests, rarely rising above mediocrity”

 

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HERE ARE SOME ORIGINAL LIMERICKS ABOUT COMMERCIAL BROKERS

There once was a Commercial Broker named Susan
Whose clients received great information
Buy or Sell
Their money would swell
And now she goes on vacation

 

Playing-Poker

Playing-Poker
There once was a Commercial Broker
Who won at a game of poker
She threw down an ace
And with a bad poker face
She’s lucky no one choked her

 

Please share some of your favorite Limericks or make one of your own! We’d love to hear from you!

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