Create a Limerick
Poetry Assignment # 4 of 5: Create a Limerick
A Limerick is a rhymed humorous or nonsense poem of five lines which originated in Limerick, Ireland.
The Limerick has a set rhyme scheme of : a-a-b-b-a with a syllable structure of: 9-9-6-6-9.
The rhythm of the poem should go as follows:
Lines 1, 2, 5: weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak
Lines 3, 4: weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak
This is the most commonly heard first line of a limerick: "There once was a man from Nantucket."
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- Create a list of topics you could write a limerick about.
- Choose one of the items off the list, and come up with several words that rhyme with that topic.
- Compose your limerick.