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Lord of the Flies limericks

Postby TepidCoder » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:00 pm UTC

Hey i need some help with a theme project. I have to write limericks that relate directly or figuratively to "Lord of the Flies". Im having some difficulties starting can anyone help or provide some examples?

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Re: Lord of the Flies limericks

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:04 pm UTC

With Limericks? Sure! They look like this -

The lim'rick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.


But we're not doing your homework for you. Throw up some examples, we can critique them and offer suggestions on what you have, but we're not creating for you.
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Re: Lord of the Flies limericks

Postby greengiant » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:42 am UTC

There once were some boys in dire peril,
Their cohorts had all become feral.
They chased them with spears,
It ended in tears.
You'd never have thought they were British.

There, think I've dodged the bullet of doing your homework.

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Re: Lord of the Flies limericks

Postby pueben » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:13 am UTC

[quote=greengiant]There once were some boys in dire peril,
Their cohorts had all become feral.
They chased them with spears,
It ended in tears.
You'd never have thought they were British.[/quote]
Nope. The last line has to rhyme with the two first lines. Like James Joyce's limmerick about Portrait:

There once was a lounger named Stephen
Whose youth was most odd and uneven
--He throve on the smell
--Of a horrible hell
That a Hottentot wouldn't believe in.

and SecondTalon's excellent example.


edit: I found a much better Joyce limmerick in my bookshelf. It's for Simeone Levi, who I assume was a singer in Paris:

There's a hairyfaced Moslem named Simon
Whose tones are not those of a shy man
-- When with cast iron lungs
-- He howls twentyfive tongues -
But he's not easy at all to rhyme on.

:D
I really want to hear that voice now.

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Re: Lord of the Flies limericks

Postby SecondTalon » Mon May 02, 2011 9:14 pm UTC

pueben wrote:Nope. The last line has to rhyme with the two first lines. Like James Joyce's limmerick about Portrait:

And you missed the part where we're not doing someone's homework for them
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heuristically_alone wrote:I have been informed that this is called writing a book.

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Re: Lord of the Flies limericks

Postby greengiant » Wed May 04, 2011 3:57 pm UTC

Although I won't be offended if the original poster wants to take my anti-limerick and make the last line rhyme :)


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