~The first second and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables.~ And the third and fourth line rhyme and have the same number of syllables~They usally start with there was a…Or There once was a…
There once was a clover named Kate,Who sat on the edge of a plate,The fancy folk dined,On foods of all kind,Then tossed her at quarter past eight
There was a young lady of station "I love man" was her sole exclamation But when men cried, "You flatter" She replied, "Oh! no matter Isle of Man is the true explanation" Lewis Carroll
A limerick is a five-line poem with a set form. The rhyme scheme is AABBA. The third and fourth lines (the B lines) are shorter than the rest of the lines.Traditionally, limericks tend toward the bawdy and the tawdry. However, early in the life of the form, limericks were as benign as other forms of poetry. For example, youll probably recognize this 1774 limerick…
Hickory Dickory Dock A mouse ran up the clock The clock struck one And down he run Hickory Dickory Dock
Limericks began to gain their widespread popularity in the mid-to-late eighteen- hundreds with the publication of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense in 1845 and 1872. His verses centered on nonsensical themes and often utilized wordplay. Although they were usually printed in 3 or 4 lines to accommodate illustrations, many of his verses use the limerick rhythm and rhyme scheme we recognize today:
DancingStep ball changePoint your toesAnd have some fun!Turn on music….Put on shoesAnd lets go have some dancing fun!!!
Wish wish wish for fishSwish swish water swishBoom boom clapRip rap rapRain rain thunder rainBoom crack must go back
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