Limericks YKTTW Discussion
Usage of limericks in works for humor or other reasons.
While TV Tropes loves its haiku, Don't limericks need their time too? In works of all kinds They grace our learned minds So don't be so quick to pooh-pooh! A limerick, so it must seem, Is a poem that follows a scheme. The rhyme does not sway A-A-B-B-A With line lengths that match. Peachy-cream! ...Okay, that ends the Self-Demonstrating Article portion of this trope's description. If I go any further I'm quite sure I'll drive both of us insane. As I said, a limerick is a poem of five lines that follows an A-A-B-B-A rhyme scheme as demonstrated above. The "A" lines usually have eight syllables, and the "B" lines five. It's a very recognizable pattern.
- The Limerick Dungeon in Kingdom of Loathing. Every adventure you have in there is described in the form of a limerick. For example:
All at once you're approached by an OrcWho comes after you waving a spork.With a thud and a squish,Well, you make that Orc wishHe was never dropped off by the stork.
- Limerixkcd takes xkcd comics and describes them in limerick form.
- The third largest city in the Republic of Ireland is called Limerick.