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Said the fly, Let us flee. Let us fly , said the flea, So they flew through a hole in the flue. * * * Title: Limerick poetry Author: UMS Last modified by: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Limerick poetry


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Limerick poetry
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Rules for limerick poetry
  • has five lines
  • is humorous (funny)
  • lines 1, 2, and 5 all rhyme
  • lines 3 and 4 rhyme
  • there is a specific rhythm (see example)

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Limerick Example
  • There once was a lady from Nantucket.
  • Who lived her whole life in a bucket.
  • Her pleasures unknown,
  • Were completely thrown,
  • When in a mudhole her bucket got stuckit.

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Another Example
  • A flea and a fly in a flue.
  • Were caught, so what could they do?
  • Said the fly, Let us flee.
  • Let us fly , said the flea,
  • So they flew through a hole in the flue.
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