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How to write a limerick

Just in case you were wondering… One of the best known, and least respected, forms of poetry is the limerick. Everybody knows at least one, and possibly even one that can safely be recited in the company of one’s mother. … Continue reading

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One excellent place for a big word is a double-dactyl. This is a poetry form which was invented in the late sixties by Anthony Hecht and John Hollander. It falls into the same category as limericks in being a short, … Continue reading

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