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Limerick

Limerick structure

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.

Structure

  • 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

Assessment

  1. Review the differences between academic (literal) and creative or figurative language.
  2. Create an image using DALL-E that represents the overall message of your limerick. Remember limericks should be fun, light-hearted, and humorous!
  3. Develop a two-or more stanza limerick using at least three examples of figurative language in each stanza.
  4. Create your limericks in your shared Word document for Unit IV.
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By Benjamin L. Stewart

I´m an EFL teacher educator and foreign language coordinator at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico.

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