Word of the Day : March 17, 2022
What It Means
A limerick is a humorous rhyming poem of five lines.
// The students were asked to compose limericks to help them learn about poetry’s use of meter and rhyme.
LIMERICK in Context
“Since my skill at composing haikus is yet to be tested, I thought I would submit a limerick instead….” — Monte Briggs, The Advocate (Louisiana), 13 Aug. 2021
Did You Know?
A limerick is a short, humorous five-line poem. While the origin of this type of verse is unknown, some believe that the name limerick comes from the chorus of an 18th-century Irish soldiers’ song “Will You Come Up to Limerick?” to which were added impromptu verses. The Limerick referenced in this chorus is a port city in southwestern Ireland.