How to Write a Limerick

Some poetry advice, examples, and tips aimed at primary school teachers to be used as a resource.

How to Write a Limerick

Limericks are short, funny and rhyming poems.

The last words of lines one, two and five must rhyme.
Each of these lines must only have eight syllables.

And the last words of lines three and four must rhyme.
Each of these lines must only have five syllables.

1. There once was a teacher from Cork        (This line has syllables. Iand rhyme.)
2. who was mad about the band Bjork         (This line has syllables  Iand rhyme.)
3. so crazy was she                                      (This line has 5 syllables. and rhyme)
4. That she made CD                                   (This line has 5 syllables.  and rhyme)
5. And gave it to Bjork, like a dork.             (This line has syllables  Iand rhyme.)

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Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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