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Theme : ENGLISH LIMERICKS. Problem:. Is there any sense in poems of nonsense ?. What is a “Limerick”?. A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense verse with a strict rhyme scheme ( AABBA). There was an Old Man of Peru,

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Theme english limericks




Is there any sense in poems of nonsense?

What is a limerick

What is a “Limerick”?

Theme english limericks

A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense verse with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA).

Theme english limericks

There was an Old Man of Peru,

Who dreamt he was eating his shoe.He awoke in the night

In a terrible fright

And found it was perfectly true!

The rhyme scheme of limericks

The rhyme scheme of limericks.

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A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyme between lines of a poem or song. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme.

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Bid me to weep, and I will weepA

While I have eyes to see; B

And having none, and yet I will keep A

A heart to weep for thee. B

There was a Young Lady of Niger, A

Who smiled as she rode on a tiger; A

They returned from the ride B

With the Lady inside, B

And the smile on the face of the tigerA

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The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth usually rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; and the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables.

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There was a clever old miser who tries

Every method to e-co-no-mize.

He said with a wink

"I save gallons of ink

By simply not dotting my i's"

The origin of the name

The Origin of the name

Edward lear

Edward Lear

Edward lear1

Edward Lear

  • Born - 12 May 1812Holloway, Middlesex, UK

  • Died - 29 January 1888 (aged75)Sanremo, Liguria, Italy

  • Occupation - Illustrator, Writer (poet)

  • Nationality - British

  • Ethnicity - White British

  • Citizenship - British, Italian

  • Period - 19th century

  • Genres - Children's literature

  • Literary movement - Literary nonsense



Theme english limericks

A flea and a fly in a flue,

Were trapped and knew not what to do,

'Let us flee', said the fly,

'Let us fly', said the flea,

So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

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There was a young man from Japan

Whose limericks never would scan.

When asked why this was,

He replied "It's because

I always try to fit as many syllables into the last line as ever I possibly can."

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There once was a man from the sticks

Who liked to compose limericks.

But he failed at the sport,

For he wrote 'em too short.

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There was an old man with a beard,

A funny old man with a beard

He had a big beard

A great big old beard

That amusing old man with a beard.

Limericks for phonetic practice

Limericks for phonetic practice

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That mad actor, Max Hackney-Pratts

Gathered masses and masses of hats,

Kept a set in his bed,

Twenty-seven on his head

And the balance on black plastic mats.

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Benjamin Gregory Berry

Never drinks red wine or sherry But giving him whisky

Is a little bit risky:

He tends to get terribly merry!

Theme english limericks

Is there any sense in poems of nonsense?

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