Limericks By Miss O.
Limerick • a rhyming, humorous, and often nonsensical five-line poem. There was a chicken who didn’t have a name His farmer thought it was lame He gave it some tonic It went super-sonic Then flew away and was never seen again. By Ben Moston
Limerick triplet • The 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines rhyme (forming a triplet), and have the same number of syllables. There once was a young girl called Vicky Whose fingers were filthy and sticky She wiped them so hard That they turned into lard So writing became very tricky. By Jenny Bunn
Limerick Couplet • The 3rd and 4th lines rhyme (forming a couplet), and have the same number of syllables. There was a young man called Mark Who suddenly sang like a lark He joined a street band (The best in the land) That zany young boy called Mark. By Liam Atkins
Limerick Starting words… • Limericks often begin with the words: There once was. . . or There was a. . . There once was a gray schnauzer named SparkQuite talkative, he so liked to bark.Sometimes running he foundHis feet all off the groundEspecially on larks in the park.
Limerick syllables matter There once was a girl who loved rhyme; She felt her writing was sublime. Indeed quite a poet, Though some didn't know it, She'd be rich if each paid a dime. 8 syllables 8 syllables 6 syllables 6 syllables 8 syllables