• Limerick- Edward Lear popularized the limerick. Originally came from Limerick, Ireland (we think). They are poems of nonsense.

    How to write a limerick:

    The first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 8 or 9). The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 5 or 6) Limericks often start with the line "There once was a..." or "There was a..."

    The Rules of Limericks

    Here are the guidelines for limericks:

    · They are five lines long.

    · Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another.

    · Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.

    · They have a distinctive rhyme scheme AABBA

    · They are usually funny.

    · The first line usually ends with a person’s first name or the name of a place.

    · The last line is usually funny.

    Now we try it☺