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☺