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Limerick

Limerick

5 line poem with anapestic line rhythms (2 short syllables, 1 long)

Lines 1, 2 and 5 = 3 beats each, rhyme with each other

Lines 3 and 4 = 2 beats each, rhyme with each other

Content often is raunchy and bawdy, sarcastic and sly.

Last line sums up the poem.