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Thomas Aquinas ,a 13th century Italian friar first recorded use of the anapestic meter in the AABBA form with prayers in Latin until Edward Lear used theform for humourous verse.The title Limerick is more uncertain but might have aconnection to the Irish town of that name

There once lived a friar,Thomas of Aquino in latin,did his poetry flow In a prayer anapestic this form was to tick until Lear gave AABBA ,a go

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