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.