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The structure of a limerick

As any fan of prose probably knows, there are several styles of poetry out there. If you’re a fan of poetry books of simply like to write yourself, you’ve probably at least heard of the term limerick.

So here’s the lesson of the day if you will.

A limerick is a poem that follows this simple pattern:

1. They contain five lines.

2. Lines 1,2 and 5 rhyme.

3. Lines 3, 4 rhyme.

I’ll leave you with a link to practical examples of poems about life, humor, culture and more that fit this style.

http://www.poetry-online.org/limericks.htm

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