A Limerick is a type of poem. It has a strong rhythm and rhyme scheme. Limericks are often humorous and silly.
What is a Limerick?
Rhyme Scheme: A pattern of rhymes used in a poem. Meter: The rhythmic structure of a line in poetry. Stanza: A group of lines that form one of the divisions of a poem.
Limericks were made popular by the Irish poet Edward Lear in the 19th century. Limericks are usually five lines long. Limericks can be used to tell stories and share jokes!
Work together in pairs: What is the main rule for writing a limerick?
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a limerick and a haiku?
Brain break: Create a drawing that makes a statement about the environment. The drawing should include a person, an animal, a plant, and some kind of pollution. The pollution should be clearly represented in the drawing.
What is a limerick?
- A poem of five lines
- A type of dance
- A type of bird
- A type of fish
How many lines are in a limerick?
What is the rhyme scheme of a limerick?
What type of poem is a limerick?
When was the limerick created?
- The 18th century
- The 16th century
- The 20th century
- The 15th century