Limericks are a kind of humorous verse of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other. The third and fourth lines are shorter and also rhyme with each other. To make a limerick sound right the emphasis should fall on the same syllable in the sentence, and each set of sentences should have the same number of syllables. Emphasis usually falls on the subject, noun, or verb of the sentence.
Generally, the first, second, and fifth lines are more than five syllables long, and the third and fourth lines are about five syllables long. But these aren’t really “rules” set in stone, they are just there to make it sound right when you read it.
Fighting game girls are funny.
Rosy red cheeks and sunny.
Chun-Li is a bitch,
I-No is a witch.
Treacherous wins for money.
In this example if you were to replace “treacherous” with “stealing your” it would sound weird because emphasis would be on the noun “stealing” but the previous lines had adjectives in that spot with no emphasis. Therefor emphasis would fall on a different syllable in the last line than in the first and second lines. But again, these aren’t really “Rules” so much as they are there just to make it sound better when read.
Things could get weird for the cad.
Sol had to tell the young lad,
“Not to be rude,
Bridget’s a dude”.
Fate really hurt Johnny bad.
Anyone else got some limericks to share? :bgrin: