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|Week 3: Limericks
Written by Laraine
(2/8/2011 5:25 p.m.)
The life and loves of Philip Elton *
* What does that mean? You can write about Mr. Elton himself, or about his "romance" with Harriet or with Emma, his proposal, Harriet's doting on him, his departure... but I wanted to emphasize that this could be a broad topic about much of what has happened so far in the book, as long as it relates to Mr. Elton in some way. As always, no spoilers!!
Here's how we'll proceed:
A limerick is a five-line poem with a specific rhythm, rhyme scheme, and number of syllables per line, as follows:
Lines 1, 2, and 5 have seven to ten syllables and rhyme.
Lines 3 and 4: he SPENT all his TIME
Variations on that form are completely acceptable, but please stay within the general form.
For example (I've never felt I could do this well, so bear with me):
There once was a young, wealthy woman
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