20 thoughts on “Imperfect (a limerick)

  1. That was good! Love a limerick – they’re one of the few poetry forms anyone can have a stab at. Actually, haikus too – and that rhymes.
    Can’t remember what an enjambment is, though I know I should know. Remind me.

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    1. Thanks Lynn, glad you liked it! An enjambement is when one sentence continues over more than one line – sounds fancy, but it’s pretty easy. I tend to use it quite often in my three-line whatevers (I should just go ahead and call them poems, shouldn’t I?), but I didn’t know what it was called until today’s task reminded me 😀

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      1. Ah, thank you. I know I knew that once, but had long forgotten. Yes, I’ve seen it alot. I sometimes wonder why poets use it and don’t just put both lines together if they’re supposed to run on.
        Though, if you want to write a limerick, you need to keep to the five lines, of course.
        Just looked enjambment up- it means ‘to stride over’, the ‘jambe’ bit being ‘leg’. I rather like that.

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        1. I think it can be quite effective for leading the reader down the wrong path for a line. That’s how I use it, at least.
          See, I thought ‘jambe’ meant leg but it didn’t quite make sense. Stride over does, though 🙂

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  2. I will certainly will not judge you because it ain’t my thing either but at least you tried and you made me chuckle. So you nail part of the concept of Limericks, not that I know much myself.

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  3. Hi Sonya 🙂 Another great response to the assignments but I have to toddle off and discover what ‘meta-limerick’ means as per Ben’s comment above. You’ve captured what in my understanding is the main point of the Limerick – the rhythm pattern – and you’ve done it so well 🙂 I also like your ‘striding over’ analogy to explain enjambment, that’ll really help me remember it’s meaning. I feel your use of the enjambment here accentuates the rhythm of those lines. All rules in poetry are meant to bent or broken 🙂 (at least that’s what tutors on poetry courses tell students 🙂


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