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Re^2: There once was a gentleman...

by chargrill (Parson)
on Jan 08, 2007 at 14:27 UTC ( #593542=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread There once was a gentleman...

Hi arkturuz,

Please check the wikipedia entry for Limerick, which is slightly excerpted here:

A limerick is a five-line poem with a strict meter, popularized by Edward Lear and Charlie Murphy. The rhyme scheme is usually "A-A-B-B-A", with a rather rigid meter. The first, second, and fifth lines are three metrical feet; the third and fourth two metrical feet.

... and the page is filled with examples that follow the same form. I've never heard it is "metrical feet" - I've usually heard it referred to as "beats", but the meaning is the same.

s**lil*; $*=join'',sort split q**; s;.*;grr; &&s+(.(.)).+$2$1+; $; = qq-$_-;s,.*,ahc,;$,.=chop for split q,,,reverse;print for($,,$;,$*,$/)

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Re^3: There once was a gentleman...
by arkturuz (Curate) on Jan 08, 2007 at 15:49 UTC

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