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Post 1


I, too, enjoyed Asimov's missives on Limericks, and the Researcher probably did a fine job of capturing the essence of the rules for writing them. It is interesting to note, therefore, that (though the anapestic scheme is codified as:

a:da-da-daah da-da-daah da-da-daah
b:da-da-daah da-da-daah

most of the examples seemed to more closely follow the emphasis scheme of:

a:da-daah-da da-daah-da da-daah-da
b:da-daah-da da-daah-da

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Post 2


This is a common bone of contention over at http://www.oedilf.com

They say anapest, I say amphibrach.

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