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How to write a limerick
- They are five lines long
- They all follow the following rhyme scheme: AABBA rhyme scheme – the first line must rhyme with the 2nd and 5th line. And lines 3 and 4 must rhyme.
- They are usually funny or silly
- The last line is usually the funniest.
- Line 1 (A) – 7-8 syllables
- Line 2 (A) – 7-8 syllables
- Line 3 (B) – 5 syllables
- Line 4 (B) – 5 syllables
- Line 5 (A) – 7-8 syllables
The origins of the limerick
Will you come down to Limerick
- Review the differences between academic (literal) and creative or figurative language.
- Create an image using DALL-E that represents the overall message of your limerick. Remember limericks should be fun, light-hearted, and humorous!
- Develop a two-or more stanza limerick using at least three examples of figurative language in each stanza.
- Create your limericks in your shared Word document for Unit IV.
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