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A Christmas Cracker Full of Limericks

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76 pages38 minutes

Summary

This volume is a compendium of almost 400 limericks and nonsense verse for adults and children. Following the success of ‘A Pocket Full Of Limericks’ and ‘Another Pocket Full Of Limericks’, it includes all of the limericks from those first two volumes with more than 100 additional new contributions.

Though the origin of the term limerick is often associated with the city of Limerick or the county in Ireland, the limerick style of poetry was developed in England from the early 18th century. The often skillfully constructed verses are typically humorous or nonsense poems. The final line of a limerick was intended as a punchline, typically a variation of the ending of the first line and winding-up with the same word.

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