How are limericks punctuated?

1 Answer
May 13, 2017

Limericks are punctuated in pretty much the same way as you would punctuate prose or a poem.


For example, this Limerick by Edward Lear is punctuated regularly.

There was a Young Lady of Portugal,
Whose ideas were excessively nautical.
She climbed up a tree,
To examine the sea,
But declared she would never leave Portugal.

Or this one, by Robert Southey:

What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And all that's nice,
That's what little girls are made of.

Just use commas at pauses, question marks for questions, etc. The usual.