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Postby Underdog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:23 pm

Underdog wrote:Another way to do the limerick would be one line at a time.
The person who ends the limerick would start the next one.

The first post would look like this:

There once was a fisherman’s son


And then someone would add one line and wait...
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Postby Underdog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm

Here’s the recent effort:

There was a lovely lass named Sal,
Who traveled with the Carnival
She had a fine beard
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Postby MyMindsEye » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:30 pm

There was a lovely lass named Sal,
Who traveled with the Carnival
She had a fine beard
Meticulously tiered
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Postby Underdog » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 pm

MyMindsEye wrote:There was a lovely lass named Sal,
Who traveled with the Carnival
She had a fine beard
Meticulously tiered



I see that with the collaborations, it will be more obvious when we mess up the meter and cadence AND play fast and loose with the rhymes.
Sal doesn’t rhyme with carnival, and the accent in ‘carnival’ is a little off.
Also, see if you see difference between:

“There was a lovely lass named Sal”
And:
“There once was a beauty named Sal”

And ‘Meticulously tiered’ has six syllables when ‘She had a fine beard’ has five.


It’s easier to forgive when the whole limerick is laid out by one author.

As a reminder, the cadence is ideally (with a little bit of leeway):

8 syllables
8 syllables
5 syllables
5 syllables
8 syllables

The accents should be on the ‘dum’, as in:

Ta dum ta da dum ta da dum
Ta dum ta da dum ta da dum
Ta dum ta da dum
Ta dum ta da dum
Ta dum ta da dum ta da dum

Finally, the players should be gracious and choose rhymes with plentiful choices and give a good set up like perhaps:


There once was a beauty named Sal
A carnival kind of a gal
She had a fine beard
Which wasn’t that weird
But...


I personally think this makes the challenge of it a lot of fun and the end result more satisfying. No offense... I SAID, “NO OFFENSE!”
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Postby MsgtBob » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:37 am

There once was a beauty named Sal
A carnival kind of a gal
She had a fine beard
Which wasn’t that weird
But...She kept her hair in a pail.



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Postby MyMindsEye » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:56 am

There is a guy named Underdog,
Put on boots and went for a Jog
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Postby MsgtBob » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:46 pm

There is a guy named Underdog,
Put on boots and went for a Jog
He noticed a bird,
Aargh!
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Postby Underdog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:34 pm

There is a guy named Underdog,
Put on boots and went for a Jog
He noticed a bird,
His heart was then stirred
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Postby MyMindsEye » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:01 pm

There is a guy named Underdog,
Put on boots and went for a Jog
He noticed a bird,
His heart was then stirred
By the moving sound of its song.





There once was a fellow from Borne,
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Postby Underdog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:20 pm

There once was a fellow from Borne
He gazed on The Netherlands morn
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