Poetic Humor – The Limerick Style | retroplex.info

There exist several forms and styles of poetry. Some are more serious than others; alternatively, some are very humorous. One of the most humorous form and style is the limerick, which is written with a special flair. There are other ways of writing poetry with humor, such as using the narrative form; however, once the word limerick is mentioned one knows it is time for humor. The following limerick series is all about humor in poetry and it is related to a “Girl Named Ann.” It is written in the trilogy format of three poems in a set linking with each other. It starts like a narrative storyline, a period of rising conflict, a climaxing point, and ends with a resolution where things return to normalcy and stability.Girl Named Ann Limerick SeriesThere is a real sweet girl name AnnWearing a smile just like-oh dang!Along came sweet PeteThinks he is real neatHis moves land him in right the can~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~She is like a fast spinning topWill make you hop while drinking scotchStepping up is SamMighty slick-oh manHe gets off her lap with a slap~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~Along came silly and sweet JackOffering to rub her backFor her hand he did askWithout wearing a maskThey raise a Cracker Jack pack~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~© Joseph Spence, Sr., 8/6/09© All Rights Reserved~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~The limerick is a light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba. The first, second, and fifth lines must rhyme with each other. The third and fourth lines also rhyme with each other in a manner that is similar to lines one, two and five. Additionally, the limerick must be funny. It normally tells a story in some way, shape, or form, and is easily followed.