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Limerick

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Department
English (Arts)
Course
ENGL 345
Professor
Nathalie Cooke
Semester
Fall

Description
Limerick - Edward Lear's Old Man of Kilkenny - came from the madsong - a light/nonsense verse, written playfully to amuse or entertain - humorous, witty, coarse or obscene, which can make it offensive - sometimes used in nursery rhyme (Hickory Dickory Dock) - shares its name with the town in Ireland from wence it came - not a particularly difficult form, also it is very fun - derives from a pub song based on the refrain "will you come up to Limerick" - Lear popularized the form - many don't have a specific title, it's just the first line - an english verse form consisting of five lines rhyming aabba, the third and fourth l
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