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Title: Limerick


1
Limerick
  • Five line poem with a set form

2
Words that describe limericks
  • Comical
  • Short
  • Silly
  • Clever
  • Rhymed

3
Limerick History
  • Likely originated in the Irish county of Limerick
  • Will you come up to limerick?

Popularized in 1845 by Edward Lears A Book of
Nonsense
4
  • There was an old Derry down Derry,
  • who loved to see little folks merry
  • So he made them a book,
  • and with laughter they shook
  • at the fun of that Derry down Derry.

5
Limerick Traits
  • Five lines long
  • Rhyme scheme AABBA
  • Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and usually have seven to
    ten syllables
  • Lines 3 and 4 rhyme and usually have five to
    seven syllables
  • Meter (- - /) Anapestic, or two unstressed feet
    and one stressed

6
Assignment
  1. Write a limerick of your own that follows the
    limerick form.
  2. Begin your limerick with There was or There
    once was . . .
  3. Limerick rough draft due tomorrow (1/13/10).
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