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Assignment: Write a Limerick

September 11, 2010
By Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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I once had to write a dumb poem
So I took and worked on it at home
But the limerick was tough
So I gave up that stuff
And that’s why this last line doesn’t rhyme.

The author's comments:
My English teacher gave the homework assignment: write a limerick with a perfect meter. So I did. (Count it out if you don't believe me.) For limerick purists, who want a perfect rhyme scheme, too, there's an alternate last line- 'And decided to sit there and moan'.

But that's not as much fun.

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on Jul. 13 2013 at 1:22 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
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Had to laugh! Hahaha! I love it! 5 stars to (Insert your favorite Hogwarts house here______) (C'mon, you know it's Ravenclaw!) How does one write a limerick anyway? Is it anything like a hiaku?

on Jan. 22 2012 at 6:57 pm
__horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"laugh, and the world laughs with you. laugh hysterically, and for no apparent reason, and they will leave you alone." anonymous

Ha! i don't like limericks unless they are meta-limericks--limericks about limericks are awesome if done right. great meter too. I have a piece in the poetry section called "cliche:" it's not a limerick but i was really pleased with the meter when i wrote it. you might like it, so if you want, check it out.

I like pie said...
on Aug. 1 2011 at 4:27 pm
I am sorry if I freaked you out.. :( 

I like pie said...
on Aug. 1 2011 at 4:17 pm
I meant stalk as in reading all your stuff. 

on Aug. 1 2011 at 2:29 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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...Thanks for the compliment.


Do you mean 'stalk' as in, read-all-my-stuff? Or as in, trying-to-find-my-address?

I like pie said...
on Aug. 1 2011 at 12:55 pm

I am stalking you...

I know you are a funny mormon. I think you are a boy. I am working on reading all of your stuff. Big fan.

on Dec. 19 2010 at 7:24 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
31 articles 0 photos 402 comments
Fortunately, he had quite a sense of humor- otherwise I wouldn't have tried it. :)

AshTree SILVER said...
on Dec. 19 2010 at 4:09 pm
AshTree SILVER, Clarksville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Live your art" -made this one up myself. Simple, but true.

Haha. My teacher would yell at me. She already thinks I'm a smart alec. Oh well, I love this. It brightened my day.

on Dec. 6 2010 at 11:36 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

This is clever- Your writing about how hard it is to write a limerick! In the process, you created one! Great job!

on Sep. 30 2010 at 11:53 am
CuteAsIce PLATINUM, Pretoria, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Today is always a good day because tomorrow is new day.

cute - the simplest, everyday writing is the best

on Sep. 26 2010 at 8:50 pm
emergingtalent SILVER, Riverton, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel, Because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter won't mind. -Dr. Seuss

i laughed out loud! i love your writing! keep on writing!