Friday 5 April 2024

Collected "LIMERRHOIDS" (oversized limericks with C-rhyme extensions)


The contentious concept of extending limerick verses by adding a pair of C-line rhymes (and occasionally even D-line rhymes) to the standard A- and B-line rhymes was introduced by the prophetic work of Irish limericist Seamus O'Malley, as discussed in a blogpost HERE

  To assist readers' further understanding of this issue, the extension results in an elegant non-standard 7-line verse, which we have called a "LIMERRHOID". One should take care, however, as not all 7-line limericks are the result of applying O'Malley's modification. Care must be taken not to confuse this process with the less rigorous addition of extra A- or B-rhyme lines, that result in a "Run-On Limerick".

  In this follow-up post, we have displayed our earlier work on the limerrhoid as disciples of O'Malley. Much to our surprise, we have prevailed over skeptical critics and editors at the collaborative website OEDILF (Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form), with progress through the usual rigorous editing process, and eventual publication.

   The outlines cumulated below allow you to see that these verses, collaboratively edited and published at OEDILF, an online site, generally have 7 lines (occasionally 8 or 9). The individual verses can be more readily seen, i.e. with larger font, and are accompanied by authors' notes as blog posts on the searchable companion blog "Daily Illustrated Nonsense".  

More 7-line verses of the "limerrhoid"-type that have been recently concocted are grouped for you in another collection HERE.

All the poems shown in these collections, using the compressed 4-verses-per-slide arrangement, can be viewed in larger format, with their relevant "authors' notes" and oftentimes further photographic elaboration, on our companion blogpost "Daily Illustrated Nonsense".

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