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#200803 - 06/28/11 07:40 PM Re: a limerick [Re: LukeJavan8]
Tromboniator Offline
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I gather that someone makes up the first line, then the participants add ensuing lines until it is done.

The example takes a lot of forcing to get it to fit standard limerick scansion, but it's fun.


Edited by Tromboniator (06/28/11 07:40 PM)

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#200815 - 06/28/11 11:56 PM Re: a limerick [Re: Tromboniator]
slowhand Offline
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Registered: 04/05/11
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Yes, the first poster makes up the first line then subsequent posters add the next line and so on..........
I dont know if everything we do is correct in limerick fashion but as you say, its fun..........

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#200823 - 06/29/11 05:52 AM Re: a limerick [Re: Jackie]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
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I wonder if making one line would be easier than composing the whole limerick? As I think I said before, the last line always gets me stumped.

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#200838 - 06/29/11 11:04 AM Re: a limerick [Re: Candy]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
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Registered: 06/23/08
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It's worth a try, at least.
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#200851 - 06/29/11 04:32 PM Re: a limerick [Re: LukeJavan8]
Tromboniator Offline
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We could try, but I may get squirmy with selfishness: I really like the challenge of constructing the whole relationship of the words. Of course, we could all write our own versions and post the results each time the committee version is finished, just to see how weirdly our brains differ. Or not. No pressure to post one if you don't want to, or don't have one.

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#200852 - 06/29/11 04:35 PM Re: a limerick [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
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How about the standard beginning:

There once was a man from Nantucket
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

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#200854 - 06/29/11 04:49 PM out of order [Re: LukeJavan8]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Posts: 4838
Loc: Worcester, MA
I'll give a last line, which still permits your choice of blue or grey innards:

There once was a man from Nantucket
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
.....xxxxxxxxxxxxxb
.....xxxxxxxxxxxxxb
Because of the lightning that struck it!

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#200855 - 06/29/11 04:51 PM Re: a limerick [Re: LukeJavan8]
Tromboniator Offline
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Loc: Alaska
There once was a man from Nantucket
Who would do anything for a ducat.


Oops, sorry wofa, I didn't see you slide in there. No conflict.


Edited by Tromboniator (06/29/11 04:52 PM)

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#200862 - 06/29/11 09:38 PM Re: a limerick [Re: Tromboniator]
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
There once was a man from Nantucket
Who would do anything for a ducat.
xxxxxxxxxxxx
He/Which turned into gold
Because of the lightening that struck it.
(Gold has more possibilities than money or silver. Since this is the first one of the kind I guess we are not trying to compete here)
Edit: I think the last player should be allowed to tweak my line.


Edited by Avy (06/29/11 09:42 PM)

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#200881 - 06/30/11 08:52 PM Re: a limerick [Re: Jackie]
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
Why has no one completed the rhyme?

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