Limericks

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Limericks

LIMERICKS

There was a young lady called RitaAt tennis I couldn't quite beat herShe was smooth, she was quick,with her new sideline trickI'll have to try hard to defeat her

Edward Lear - famous for his limericks

Rhythm:Here is how the lines should go:1. ta-TUM ta-ta-TUM ta-ta-TUM2. ta-TUM ta-ta-TUM ta-ta-TUM3. ta-ta-TUM ta-ta-TUM4. ta-ta-TUM ta-ta-TUM5. ta-TUM ta-ta-TUM ta-ta-TUMRhyme:The three long lines (1,2, & 5) must rhymeThe two short lines (3 & 4) must rhyme

A tutor who tooted the flute,Tried to teach two young tooters to tootSaid the two to the tutorIs it harder to toot orTo tutor two tooters to toot?

http://www.link75.org/bcs/Publish%20C/bcspoetry/limerick.html

HISTORYLimerick poems can be traced back to 14th Century England. The name is derived from the Irish town of Limerick where these types of poems are said to have been sung in pubs and taverns. Click here to see where the town of Limerick is located.

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