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  1. Limerick poetry

  2. Rules for limerick poetry • has five lines • is humorous (funny) • lines 1, 2, and 5 all rhyme • lines 3 and 4 rhyme • there is a specific rhythm (see example)

  3. Limerick Example There once was a lady from Nantucket. Who lived her whole life in a bucket. Her pleasures unknown, Were completely thrown, When in a mudhole her bucket got stuckit.

  4. Another Example A flea and a fly in a flue. Were caught, so what could they do? Said the fly, “Let us flee.” “Let us fly ,” said the flea, So they flew through a hole in the flue.