Anyone knows that? What is a Limerick?

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A silly, short, and rhyming poem.


A limerick is a particular kind of short poem.  What makes it a limerick is its unique physical structure: 2 long lines 2 short lines 1 long line. When you hear one, you know it right away. Example: The limerick packs laughs anatomical Into space that is quite economical. . . . . . But the good ones I've seen . . . . . So seldom are clean And the clean ones so seldom are comical. A number of leading playwrights and authorities on language have expressed the opinion that a true limerick is always dirty.

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