There are 2 ways for you to submit your limerick for a chance to win your own pot of gold. Well, maybe not gold, but one of ten $100 gift cards for sure, and you can enter as many times as you want.

 

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Winners will be announced Monday, March 23, 2020

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What is a limerick?

A limerick is a poetic form comprised of one stanza with five lines and a rhyme scheme of AABBA that usually is humorous. The first, second, and fifth lines of limerick examples often contain three anapestic feet while the third and fourth lines are shorter, with just two anapestic feet. However, there is a great deal of variation in the exact meter of limericks; the main feature is a rolling sound produced by the pattern of two unstressed syllables between every stressed syllable.

The origin of the word limerick is debated, though it is generally understood to be a reference to the city of Limerick in Ireland. There was an 18th century nonsense verse game that predated the limerick form that included the line, “Won’t you come to Limerick?” The definition of limerick was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century.

 


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