Tuesday, June 30, 2015
An epigram is a brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising or satirical statement. A poetic epigram is a pithy, often witty poem.
Monday, June 29, 2015
A Limerick is a fixed light-verse form of five generally anapestic lines rhyming AABBA. Edward Lear, who popularized the form, fused the third and fourth lines into a single line with internal rhyme. Limericks are traditionally bawdy or just irreverent; see “A Young Lady of Lynn” or Lear’s “There was an Old Man with a Beard.”