A limerick is a short, humorous, often ribald poem. The origin of the term is unknown. The rhyme scheme is usually aabba, with a very rigid meter. The first, second, and fifth lines are three metrical feet; the third and fourth two metrical feet. Ogden Nash is renowned for his many lyrics. Edward Lear is famous for his Nonsense Poems ISBN 0486280314
- There was a young scholar named Vivian
- Who collected editions of Livy. In
- Shelf and in nook,
- she piled each book
- Till her house was crushed into oblivion.