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  1. A five-line “nonsense” poem with: one couplet (two lines that rhyme) and one triplet (three lines that rhyme) Rhyme scheme =A, A, B, B, A Lines 1, 2, 5 = 3 syllables each Lines 3, 4 = 2 syllables each Limerick

  2. Limerick • 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 King

  3. Limerick 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 hearse As poor Nedleft 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 Poole

  4. Limerick A good way to start a limerick is by making the first line look something like this: There once was a _________ named __________. Or There 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!

  5. Headstone writing that reflects on someone’s life 2 to 4 lines; may rhyme or not Epitaphs 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) Epitaph

  6. Epitaph Here lies ANN MANN Who lived an old maid, But died an old Mann. ~ Cemetery in London, England While living men my tomb do view, Remember well, There’s room for you. Here lies the body Of Jonathan Blake He stepped on the gas Instead of the brake. Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by. ~ Headstone of W.B. Yeats

  7. Here lays Butch. We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger But slow on the draw. ~ Boot Hill Cemetery Tombstone, Arizona Epitaph Here lies the body Of Edward Hyde. We laid him here Because he died! I told you I was sick. ~B.P. Roberts, 1929-1979

  8. Today you must write: ONE LIMERICK TWO EPITAPHS It was quite a frightening night The ghosts and the witches took flight Children all hasty • Treats very tasty • A truly remarkable sight! Here lies the body Of Edward Hyde. We laid him here Because he died! Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by. ~ Headstone of W.B. Yeats

  9. Today you must write: TWO EPITAPHS • 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 longer • Lines 3,4 are shorter ONE LIMERICK • They can either be silly or serious • They don’t have to be about a real person OR they can about your friend • They can rhyme or not • Ex. Here lies ______ who __________