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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Is there any sense in poems of nonsense?
A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense verse with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA).
Who dreamt he was eating his shoe.He awoke in the night
In a terrible fright
And found it was perfectly true!
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.
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
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.
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"
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.
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."
Who liked to compose limericks.
But he failed at the sport,
For he wrote 'em too short.
A funny old man with a beard
He had a big beard
A great big old beard
That amusing old man with a beard.
Gathered masses and masses of hats,
Kept a set in his bed,
Twenty-seven on his head
And the balance on black plastic mats.
Never drinks red wine or sherry But giving him whisky
Is a little bit risky:
He tends to get terribly merry!