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limerick in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlimericklim‧e‧rick /ˈlɪmərɪk/ noun [countable]  ALa humorous short poem that has five lines that rhyme
Examples from the Corpus
limerickBased on one of Aesop's fables, it was as much like a limerick as one of Shakespeare's sonnets.On several subsequent Manhattan visits I met Tom again and between visits we exchanged letters and limericks.He welcomed changes in the life of the University and of the Department in adroitly phrased verse and limericks.This is the last call for limericks with an electoral theme.Five-line limericks, however, add humour, but be sure they are in good taste.We're after a standard limerick on any electoral theme, remember, but probably featuring a North-East candidate.As for that limerick of hers, I have heard her tell worse.Maybe she will try writing again, nothing too ambitious, a fun poem in the limerick mode.