Presentation on theme: "Lesson Objectives You will understand what a Limerick is."— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson Objectives You will understand what a Limerick is. You will recognize that limericks are humorous.You will understand and apply rhyme and syllable pattern.You will write a limerick for the given writing frame.
3 LimericksLimericks are always light-hearted, humorous poems of five lines. This type of poetry came from Limerick, Ireland. A limerick is like a clever joke, holding the listeners' attention and then surprising them with the clever twist or turn in the punch line.
4 Pandora! Pandora! Pandora! Oh my love, My heart is yearning, My mouth is dry, My soul is burning. You are in Tunisia, I am here. Remember me and shed a tear. Come back tanned, brown and healthy. You’re lucky that your dad is wealthy
5 Nonsense of Edward Lear This type of poem was first documented in England in 1989.Edward Lear ( ) popularized the limerick although when he was writing these “nonsense” poems in 1845 and later 1872, they were not yet called limericks.
6 How to Write LimericksThere are five lines in a limerick that rhyme on a “a-a-b-b-a” scheme. The “a” lines must all rhyme with each other and have nine syllables. The “b” lines must rhyme with each other and have only six syllables.A flea and a fly in a flue AWere caught, so what could they do? ASaid the fly, "Let us flee.” B"Let us fly," said the flea. BSo they flew through a flaw in the flue. A
7 Tips for Writing Limericks The First LineStarts with the introduction of a character, or identifies the location of an event or both. Used to identify a characteristic, an occupation, or some other feature of the character. Set up for the final line. End with a bang!The Second LineThe Next Two LinesThe Last Line
8 Bringing together of unrelated things Humour in PoetryHumor in poetry can arise from a number of sources.SurpriseExaggerationBringing together of unrelated thingsRhythm & Rhyme
9 There once was a very small mouse Who lived in a very small house,The ocean’s sprayWashed it away,All that was left was her blouse!There was an old man of MadridWho ate sixty-five eggs - yes, he did!When they asked, “Are you faint?”He replied, “No, I ain’t -But I don’t feel as well as I did!”
10 You will create a limerick similar to this one… There once was a man from Beijing. All his life he hoped to be King. So he put on a crown, Which quickly fell down. That small silly man from Beijing.
11 Your Turn!!!Fill in the blanks and create your own Limerick. There once was a _____ from ______. All the while she/he hoped ________. So she/he ______________________, And ___________________________, That _________ from _____________.