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Poetry Lesson. Monica Oluwek , Stephanie Barker, Annie Clinch, Phillip Kromke. Objectives. Limerick Poetry Haiku Poetry Diamante Poetry Poetry Vocabulary. Limerick Poetry. What is a limerick poem?

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poetry lesson

Poetry Lesson

Monica Oluwek, Stephanie Barker, Annie Clinch, Phillip Kromke

  • Limerick Poetry
  • Haiku Poetry
  • Diamante Poetry
  • Poetry Vocabulary
limerick poetry
Limerick Poetry

What is a limerick poem?

  • A limerick is a 5 line poem in which the first and second lines rhyme, the third and fourth lines rhyme, and the fifth line rhymes with the first and second.
  • The rhyme scheme is : AABBA
limerick poetry history
Limerick Poetry History
  • Limerick poetry can be traced back to the fourteenth century of English history. They were used in Nursery rhymes for children and relatively easy to compose.
  • The term “Limerick” comes from the Irish town of Limerick.
  • Limerick poetry is know for being FUNNY!
edward lear
  • The author of The Book of Nonsense, which was extremely popular in the nineteenth century.
  • Edward and his book made Limerick poetry famous.
    • The poetry was very humorous and children loved it!
example of a limerick poem
Example of a Limerick Poem






There was an Old Man on a hill,Who seldom, if ever, stood still;He ran up and down,In his Grandmother's gown,Which adorned that Old Man on a hill.

Written by: Edward Lear

poetry vocabulary
Poetry Vocabulary
  • Alliteration: Repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of a word.
  • Assonance: Repetition or pattern of similar vowel sounds.
  • Consonance: Repetition of similar consonant sounds.

Poetry vocabulary continued..

  • Enjambment: A continuation of an idea from one line to the next, without a pause.
  • Haiku: A Japanese poem, usually about nature.
  • Iambic Pentameter: A type of meter, where 5 iambs are used per line. Most commonly found in Shakespeare’s work.

Poetry vocabulary continued..

  • Metaphor: A figure of speech; comparing two things without the use of “like” or “as.”
  • Meter: The arrangement of a line of poetry by the number of syllables and rhythm of stressed syllables.
  • Onomatopoeia: A figure of speech in which words are used to imitate sounds.

Poetry vocabulary continued..

  • Simile: A figure of speech; comparing two things using “like” or “as.”
  • Sonnet: A lyrical poem, 14 lines long.
  • Stanza: Two or more lines of poetry that form a poem.
  • Verse: A single, metrical line of poetry.