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Postby Segovia » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 am


This is quite possibly the most dazzling display of fail I've ever seen.
What is this failure of which you speak?
Is this good or bad or is it meek?
Where there is failure, there is change.
Really I am learning, failure can not be.
Where there is always second chances to achieve.
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Postby Segovia » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:18 am

I drift off when I sleep,
to a place where no one weeps.
In this place there is no pain,
The land is as pure as rain.
People are friendly and kind.
This is place is where I find my state of mind.

The air is clean.
The water is clear.
All is right,
Quite sinsear.

I love this land,
there is no other place to be.
I shead a tear,
because it cannot be.

Where I am?
How is place here?
Can it exist?
Oh dear!

Surely this is imaginary.
Really I'm caged like a canary.
Why can't I be free?
Why can't I be free?

Where to go?
To escape myself.
To run away from my own worst enemy.
To run away from me.

It follows like a shadow.
No where to hide.
No way to escape.
What lurks inside.

No way to escape this insanity.
No way to return to reality.
Only one way to save my sake.
Is to wake.

Back to reality is quite a shock.
Back to to the world of sick and woe.
Every where I wallow.
Madness seems to follow.
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Postby MuffinSticks » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:37 am

Do you know what a limerick is Segovia?
It has a strict rhyming scheme that you HAVE to adhere to :evil: !!!
In the home of a boy quite obese
Eating lard he simply would not cease
His weight was appalling
His circumference still sprawling
His hair was oh so filled with grease
Nice.
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Postby Trance » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:13 pm

Hear, hear. Segovia, please learn what a limerick is before posting in this thread.

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Postby Segovia » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:57 pm

Based on the other limericks it needs to have a rhyme scheme of A A B B A.

Harmony is a beautiful thing.
Where instruments of the heavens can sing.
Sing songs of joy and glee.
Sing wonderous types of melodies.
Let those marvolous tones ring.
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Postby Tom Flapwell » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:19 pm

Limericks also put demands on the rhythm, which you're not meeting.
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Postby Trance » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:51 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick_(poetry)

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Postby nickspoon » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:58 pm

A limerick, my friend Roger, has a specific pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables (meter), which can be fiddled with to a degree provided it still sounds like a limerick. The basic structure of a limerick, however, is an AABBA pattern of 9-9-6-6-9 syllables.
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Postby Segovia » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:11 pm

I'm just going to stop trying.
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Postby osprey » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:47 pm

I'm sure you've heard "There Once was a man from Nantucket". That's the rhythm pattern of a limerick.
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Postby Segovia » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:42 am

My name is the man from Nantucket.
I once went on to photobucket.
One time a friend told me.
On the website I'll see.
A pic with DX saying suck it.
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Postby Tom Flapwell » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:05 pm

You're getting closer, but it's not strictly the number of syllables per line, either. It's supposed to put stress on every third syllable.
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Postby MuffinSticks » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:41 am

A limerick, my friend Roger, has a specific pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables (meter), which can be fiddled with to a degree provided it still sounds like a limerick. The basic structure of a limerick, however, is an AABBA pattern of 9-9-6-6-9 syllables.
I didn't even know that last part. I just did whatever sounds good.
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Postby D-puff » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:46 pm

A limerick, my friend Roger, has a specific pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables (meter), which can be fiddled with to a degree provided it still sounds like a limerick. The basic structure of a limerick, however, is an AABBA pattern of 9-9-6-6-9 syllables.
I didn't even know that last part. I just did whatever sounds good.
Likewise.
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Postby nickspoon » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:27 pm

I didn't even know that last part. I just did whatever sounds good.
Likewise.
That's really the best way to write limericks. As I said, you can get away with a certain degree of fiddling provided it has the basic cant.
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