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Limerick Contest - win a $20 gift card!

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Mon, 05/04/2020 to Tue, 05/12/2020

Limerick Contest!

May 4 – 12, 2020

CWU Libraries


Following the success of our Haiku Contest, CWU Libraries challenges all you wordsmiths to a Limerick Contest in celebration of National Limerick Day!


A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. Within a limerick, there are five lines.  The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line and the third and fourth lines rhyme together.

The Limerick also has a particular rhythm which is officially described as anapestic tri-meter. 


By Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.


To submit your entry, go here. Multiple entries are accepted, but all must follow the format described above. Entries will be accepted until midnight on May 12 with the winner announced May 13. The winning entry will win a $20 gift card to the coffee shop of choice!


For more information, contact Maureen Rust at






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