Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Create a Limerick 2

A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming. Some people say that the limerick was invented by soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's.

Limericks are meant to be funny. They often contain hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idioms, puns, and other figurative devices. The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or "heart of the joke." As you work with limericks, remember to have pun, I mean FUN!

See if you can write the PUNCH LINE for the following limerick:


There was a young gent named Sam Markie

who decided to marry an Arkie*

he told her he owned

a mansion full-blown

she said _________________________

~mtomaselli

*Arkie - migrant worker from Arkansas

Put your PUNCH LINE in the comments, okay?

If you don't want to finish my limerick why don't you try to write your own limerick and put it in the comments?

I'll list all your limericks in a subsequent post so everyone can read them!

theteach


11 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...
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Queen-Size funny bone said...

There once was a blogger named Teach.....
Millions, her photo's have reached...
With camera in hand as she travels the land....
who knows the next could be of the beach...

♥ Kathy said...

YOU'RE JUST FULL OF MALARKY!! :D

Lew said...

I think your proposal is murky

(I like Kathy's)

Leora said...

There once was a blogger called Mary
She proposed limericks with Tom Dick and Harry
Some were quite good
And rhymed like they should
But others didn't.

Daryl said...

she said: did you hear a lark ay?

Putz said...

the answer to your limerick is MILARKIE, MILARKIE, milarkie

Putz said...

once was a girlie named teach ex mary, who was soo very very harry....so much a humanitarian, she couldn't be libitarian or republican...so she founded fAIRYLAND

Putz said...

i meant to say merry, so very very marry....please insert merry into the limerick for the contest

Putz said...

i meant to say merry, so very very marry....please insert merry into the limerick for the contest

Bond said...

"I want separate beds when it gets darkie"