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Free Poetry Afternoon: Bring Your Limericks to Books Upstairs

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Books Upstairs Ltd.

17 D'Olier Street

Dublin 2

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Bring Your Limericks to Books Upstairs on May 27th at 14:30pm

We have some great prizes to give away to the winning Limericks on the day.

Although generally referred to as the peoples poetry, writing a good limerick requires skill and ingenuity coupled with a good sense of humour.

1) Take care with the use of Self-rhymes. Avoid if possible.
2) Avoid Rhymes that rely on miss-stressing . Stick to AABBA
3) The limerick should flow naturally with its stresses in the correct places.
4) Limericks that make reference to a topical happening are likely to be looked on with favour - providing, of course, that they meet the standards in other ways.

The critical element is its infectious lilt, as expounded here:

Well, it’s partly the shape of the thing That gives the old limerick swing; These accordion pleats Full of airy conceits Take it up like a kite on a string.

The final judging will be based on the entrant's performance of the limerick.

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