Limerick A five-line “nonsense” poem
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A five-line “nonsense” poem
one couplet (two lines that rhyme)
and one triplet (three lines that rhyme)
A, A, B, B, A
2, 5 = 3
3, 4 = 2
A silly Jack-o-Lantern named Keith
Was ashamed of his big orange teeth
He wrapped green round his head, Had his teeth painted red,And now silly Keith is a wreath.~ Bob Tucker
Wanda the witch on her broom
Swept through the town yelling, “ZOOM!”
Through a perchance of luck
Never heard the big truck
And she zoomed on her broom to her doom
~ Graeme KingSlide3
There was once a big zombie named Ned
Who hated the fact he was dead
This was made ever worse When he ran from his hearseAs poor Ned
left the hearse with no head!
~ Matthew Murray
It was quite a frightening night
The ghosts and the witches took flight
Children all hasty
Treats very tasty
A truly remarkable sight!
~ Ryan PooleSlide4
A good way to start a limerick is by making the first line look something like this:
There once was a _________ named __________.
OrThere once was a __________ from ___________.Then, think of words that rhyme with the NAME or the PLACE that you wrote in the first line. You’re halfway done writing an awesome limerick!Slide5
Headstone writing that reflects on someone’s life
2 to 4 lines
; may rhyme or notEpitaphs can be funny, or they may be beautiful. But just like the people they memorialize, they are all unique and different!(Can be funny or beautiful; always unique)Slide6
While living men my tomb do view,
There’s room for you.Cast a cold eyeOn life, on death.Horseman, pass by.~ Headstone of W.B. YeatsHere lies
Who lived an old maid,
But died an old Mann. ~ Cemetery in London, England
Here lies the body
Of Jonathan Blake
He stepped on the gas
Instead of the brake.Slide7
Here lays Butch.
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the triggerBut slow on the draw.~ Boot Hill Cemetery Tombstone, ArizonaHere lies the bodyOf Edward Hyde.We laid him hereBecause he died!I told you I was sick.
~B.P. Roberts, 1929-1979Slide8
Today you must write:
a frightening nightThe ghosts and the witches took flight Children all hastyTreats very tastyA truly remarkable sight!Here lies the bodyOf Edward Hyde.
We laid him here
Because he died!
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by.
~ Headstone of
Today you must write:
They can be about Halloween, something scary or silly: candy, ghosts etc.
Must use A,A,B,B,A rhyme scheme
Lines 1,2,5 are longerLines 3,4 are shorterTWO EPITAPHSONE LIMERICKThey can either be silly or seriousThey don’t have to be about a real person OR they can about your friendThey can rhyme or notEx. Here lies ______ who __________