A limerick is a kind of burlesque epigram, written in five lines.
"Now you're going to blame my cooking," she said with burlesque severity that made him smile.
In 1673 a decree of the parlement against Cartesian and other unlicensed theories was on the point of being issued, and was only checked in[time by the appearance of a burlesque mandamus against the intruder Reason, composed by Boileau and some of his brother-poets.
The day had arrived with more bumps and grinds than a burlesque matron.
His genius tended naturally in the direction of burlesque and satire.