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1 LIMERIСKS ГБОУ СОШ №858 г. Москва Новожилова Н.А.

2 LIMERICKS Limerick poems appeared in the fourteenth century in England. They were used in Nursery Rhymes and other poems for children. Limericks have remained popular over the years. They were named due to the location of Limerick – the third largest city in Ireland. Irish limericks are often found to be the most popular. It has still been discussed: is the limerick a form of poetry or are limericks just childish rhymes? Even Shakespeare, the great poet did in fact write limericks which can be found in two of his greatest plays – “Othello” and “King Lear”.

3 Limericks - the form 1) Out dining, a young alligator, 2) When asked if he’d have coffee later, 3) Just shook his large head 4) And pleasantly said, 5)“I was planning on having the waiter.” Limericks have five lines Lines 1, 2, and 5 of limericks are long and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 are short and also rhyme with each other. The limerick usually begins by introducing a person and a place and has a surprise in the last line.

4 May the 12 is Limerick Day. It celebrates the birthday of one of the world’s greatest limerick-writers, Edward Lear ( ). Edward Lear was an English poet, illustrator and artist famous for “literary nonsense” and especially for his limericks.

5 QUESTIONS Where did limericks appear? What is Limerick and what are “limericks”? When is Limerick day celebrated?

6 Edward Lear

7 Edward Lear was born on the 12 th of May in 1812 in a middle-class family in the village of Holloway. He was raised up by his elder sister Ann. When Edward was 15, they had to set up the house together. Lear was fond of drawing so he began to work as a book illustrator. His first book “Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrots” was released in But Lear became famous after publishing “A Book of Nonsense” in Edward Lear died on the 29 th of January in 1888.

8 In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense with his limericks.

9 Lear’s Illustrations

10 Daniil Kharms

11 Daniil Ivanovich Yuvachov ( ) was born in St. Petersburg. Daniil invented the pseudonym ‘ Kharms’ at high school. He learned English and German so it may have been the English "harm" and "charm" that he combined into "Kharms". Daniil Kharms wrote children's books, poems and absurd short stories. He was fond of drawing and acting. His children’s books are very popular nowadays.

12 What is good about limericks?

13 Limericks make people laugh Limericks are easy to remember Limericks are short and no great talent is necessary to compose one Limericks are a form of poetry that everyone feels happy to try Limericks help us to learn English Limericks are reading for Fun!!! LIMERICKS


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