By Gina Jeong

Limerick is a short, humorous poem, like nonsense poem. It has 5 lines per stanza. It can't have more than or less than 5 lines. Limerick poem has strict rhyme scheme. It makes the poem sometimes humorous. The first two lines rhyme with the last line. Then the third and fourth line rhyme. This form of poem was found in 18th century in England.

Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Norway,

There was a Young Lady of Norway,
Who casually sat on a doorway;
When the door squeezed her flat,
She exclaimed, 'What of that?'
This courageous Young Lady of Norway.

Edward Lear