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We learned a new type of poetry last week, limericks.  The 4th & 5th graders each wrote some of their own.  Here are a few of their examples.

There Was Once a Poem Named Limerick…

Have you guys heard of a Limerick poem? Well, a Limerick poem is a five lined poem that rhymes. FINALLY, a poem that rhymes. Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote The Book of Nonsense in the 1800′s. The entire book was about silly Limericks. Limericks are English, not Irish but there is a county in Ireland and there are fun little poems children could write.


This is how you write a Limerick poem:

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 rhyme scheme is usually “A-A-B-B-A.” They usually start off with a noun. Here is an example of a Limerick poem that I made:

There once was a boy named Ben

Who sat in his den with a pen

He plays this video game

That is very lame

The game he plays is called Ben Ten

Here is another one that I came up with.

There once was a man named Murray

Who was always eating curry

He ate one that was hot

Right out of the pot

He was in a really big hurry

I think Limerick poems are very interesting to write about. Now here is a question for you. Have you ever written a Limerick poem? Please tell me in the comments below.

Spoiled Elior

Posted by  on February 21, 2013

I am learning about limericks in class. Limericks are very fun to write. This is how you write a limerick. There is a certain rhythm to a limerick. This is how it goes.

da DUM da da DUM da da DUM

da DUM da da DUM da da DUM

da DUM da da DUM

da da DUM da da DUM

da DUM da da DUM da da DUM

See how there is a rhythm to that. That is how all limericks should sound. In class, I wrote a limerick. This is how it goes.

There was a boy named Elior.

He felt that his family was poor. 

He asked for a nook,

but they gave him a book,

so he got very mad and he swore.

That also does sound like a thing I might do. Now that you know about limericks, you can try one yourself. Try one yourself.anger,angry,boys,changing expressions,children,emotions,gritting teeth,kids,mad,males,people,persons,web animations,web elements


Laugh Out Loud Limerick Poems by : Zoe M

In class we have started writing Limerick poems. Limerick poems are usually humorous or nonsense poems. All Limerick poems have five lines. Lines one, two, and five have to rhyme. Lines three and four have to rhyme. I wrote three different Limericks. They are about some of my favorite things: reading, playing soccer (football), and shopping.

Here are my poems:

I play soccersoccer

One of my teammates is a big talker                                             

She is also very good

And score a goal she could

Even though a blocker tried to stop’er

One day I was given a seedbook

But instead, I decided to read

And read I did

But then I hid

Because I had done a bad deed

As I was running down the hallshopping

I was told we were going to a mall

So I went to shop

And got this gorgeous top

Which I wore until I got too tall

Have you ever written a Limerick poem before? If so, what was it about?

Image Credits: Microsoft Clip Art

Cool, a Limerick

Posted on February 15, 2013 by 

limerick is a form of poetry that no one’s sure where it comes from. Some people think that limericks come from the county in Ireland known as Limerick.There are 5 lines in a limerick.  Lines 1,2, and 5 rhyme.  Lines 3 and 4 also rhyme.  Limericks are generally funny.  Check out the limerick I made at www.piclits.com.  Have you ever created a limerick?

PicLits.com - Create a PicLit

Time For Dog With A Blog

Posted on February 15, 2013 by jeremyz

I just learned about what a limerick is.  It is a 5 line thing that has to rhyme like this.  First line and second line rhymes third and fourth rhyme and the fifth line rhymes with the first one and the second one.  This is the one I made.

There was a dog

That started his own blog.

He wrote about a hat

That lived above a mat.

Then he met a frog.

Before this did you know what a limerick is?  Have you ever made one?  If not I also hope you make one.

myunclesbabydog.jpg - Isn't this puppy cute!!!!!


Limerick, Limerick Go Go Limerick

There wants was a hobo

Whose name was Pagogo

He was very weird

And had a long beard

He would love to meet the GoGo’s

This is a limerick! We are learning about limericks in class!  A limerick has 5 lines!  The 1st 2 lines rhyme with the 5th line and the 3rd and the 4th lines rhyme! If you have any questions about a limerick comment on my blog !! :)  Hope you enjoy my limerick!

Hobo #10 -- _Whispering Lies_ MacGruder | Flickr - Photo Sharing!





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