Updated: May 19, 2020
Tuesday, May 12th is National Limerick Day - the perfect time to do some poetry learning and writing if your own!
A limerick is traditionally a five line poem with an AABBA rhyme scheme. You're probably wondering what all that means!
A rhyme scheme is a pattern of rhyming lines in poetry. In a limerick's AABBA rhyme scheme, the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with one another.
There is also a pattern of syllables in the rhyming lines. In the A lines, the lines usually have eight or nine syllables, and in the B lines, there are usually five or six syllables.
Lastly, and most importantly, limericks are supposed to be fun, silly, and witty! The limericks typically start out with an introduction to a person or character, and they end with a 'punch line.'
Word Bank Limericks Worksheet:
Scholastic Resource on Writing Limericks:
Scholastic Limerick Template:
Limerick Worksheet PDF:
Rhyming Fun Worksheet - may help with your limerick wrting!
Share your limericks with me by using the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura!