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Title: Limericks


1
Limericks
  • This is a very humorous type of poetry.

2
What is a limerick?
  • Rhyme pattern AABBA
  • Have a pattern of 8,8,5,5,8 (syllables)
  • Were originally written by Edward Lear
  • Line 1 introduces the character
  • Lines 1,2, 5 rhyme
  • Lines 3 4 also rhyme

3
Sample of Edward Lears Limericks
  • There was an old man of Peru
  • Who dreamt he was eating his shoe
  • He woke in the night
  • With a terrible fright
  • To find it was perfectly true.

4
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  • Line 1 RP A / 8 syllables / a character
  • Line 2 RP A / 8 syllables/ plot (exposition)
  • Line 3 RP B / 5 syllables / plot
  • Line 4 RP B / 5 syllables / plot
  • Line 5 RP A / 8 syllables / plot (resolution)

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