Spring Into Verse Day 20 -Lured By Limericks

The lure of the limerick has always provided a strong pull for me. However, it is a highly structured form of poetry with distinctive rhyme and rhythm patterns.  Teachers considering introducing limericks need to provide a lot of immersion and scaffolding if they want inexperienced poets to have some measure of success with them. Limericks contain a couplet and a triplet and these literary elements are critical to the successful completion of the form. They are meant to be humorous with the final line providing some punch!

So, this morning I woke with Limericks on my mind and these ones are freshly composed as part of my Spring Into Verse celebration. 


LIMERICKS

A one eared cat name of Abby
Had fur, particularly shabby
All through the night
She would hiss, scratch and fight
Abby, was one crabby tabby


A man who lived in Kildare
Found a large purple mouse in his hair
He named the mouse Milton
And fed it on Stilton
Although, it preferred Camembert


Mary’s big toes were quite hairy
A sight that amused her canary
But the cows in the field
When her toes were revealed
Refused to enter the dairy

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