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a limerick on a sonnet

Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 16, 06 at 13:44

In my first-year Intro to English Lit course, we were given the option of writing an essay on a sonnet, or writing a sonnet. I foolishly chose to write a sonnet (which incorporated the word "dastardly" and became an acrostic sonnet about my most recent ex, with a hidden message reading "my love is a weeny").

Anyway, I found this sonnet again recently, and wanted to share with you the limerick I had written as a preface of sorts to my poetic oeuvre:

(ahem)

A rock I sat upon it
And tried to write a sonnet
But for orange could find not a rhyme
Behold a rhyme was found
(Although the cadence went down)
Now I find that I rhyme all the time.


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  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 16, 06 at 13:46

Some things that rhyme with orange:

door hinge
poor fringe

Oh no! I'm going to be late for Greek!


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RE: a limerick on a sonnet

sore cringe
torn tinge
bourbon binge
weak winge


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  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 16, 06 at 23:31

A very good showing! Bourbon binge is my favourite, Mr. Harris.

Just teasing, sweetness.


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ah yes

  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 16, 06 at 23:39

And of course, the rhyme I eventually used:

"or cringe"


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