As stofsky noted in this thread, Shakespeare’s great limericks are often forgotten by those who wish to present him as an author of high literature. What’s your favorite Shakespearean limerick? Mine is:
My mistress’s eyes are nothing like the sun,
And many would say she has quite a large bum.
Her voice is quite fragile,
And she’s not very agile,
But to me she is second to none!
Limerick: a light or humorous verse form of 5 chiefly anapestic verses of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of 3 feet and lines 3 and 4 are of 2 feet with a rhyme scheme of aabba
Not quite sure what you’re talking about. I may have an extra unaccented syllable here and there, but my metrical feet are fine, and if you’re going to be that much of a stickler than “There once was a man from Nantucket” doesn’t even count.