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Limerick: a brief comic poem consisting of an ictosyllabic four-beat four-line stanza in triple measure rhyming a a (b)b a (where (b) indicates internal rhyme), in which all but the third line have silent final beats (see isoictic). Line three is normally printed as two lines:

A macho young cowboy named Tex <!>
Was arraigned for exposing his sex; <!>
But the judge, with a snort, Threw the case out of court,
For non curat de

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Groves, Peter Lewis. "Limerick". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 June 2008
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