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1 Study your notes. Poetry test next Wednesday April 22! limericksHomework:Study your notes. Poetry test next Wednesday April 22!Bring in random object.ObjectiveI can identify the elements of a limerick.Warm Up:Today we will be moving away from narrative poetry to look at another type of poem - a LIMERICK. Look up the definition of LIMERICK in the glossary of your Literature book and copy it into your notes.
2 Random object requirements The object CANNOT be electronic in any way - no batteries, no cords or plug insIt should be something that you use fairly oftenIt should not be an ordinary school supply - pencil, pen, marker, notebook, etc.It should be something that has a story behind it, is special in some wayIt should be something fairly unique to you
3 Limericka short, humorous poem made up of five lines. It usually has a rhyme scheme aabba, created by two rhyming couplets followed by a fifth line that rhymes with the first couplet.
4 A silly young fellow named Ben Swallowed up his wrist watch, and thenHe coughed up the dateAnd time on his plateApril first, ten seconds past ten.- Jack Prelutsky
5 A bugler named Dougal McDougal Found ingenious ways to be frugal.He learned how to sneezeIn various keys,Thus saving the price of a bugle.- Ogden Nash
9 Rhyme Pattern:The last words of the first, second, and fifth lines all rhyme with each other. We’ll call those rhyming words “A,” like “ Peru,” “shoe,” and “true” or “Tim,” “swim,” and “him”. And the last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. We’ll call those rhyming words “B,” like “night” and “fright” or “dock” and “rock”.
10 Rhythm Pattern:The first, second, and fifth lines all have this rhythm pattern: da DUM da da DUM da da DUM (notice there are 3 DUMS or beats). Say, “There once was a fellow named Tim” out loud. Now say, “da DUM da da DUM da da DUM” out loud. Notice that both have the same rhythm. The third and fourth lines have a different rhythm pattern: da DUM da da DUM (notice there are 2 DUMS or beats). Say, “He fell off the dock” out loud. Now say “da DUM da da DUM” out loud. Notice that both have the same rhythm.
11 1. There was an old man from Peru, (A) da DUM da da DUM da da DUM (3 DUMS)2. who dreamed he was eating his shoe. (A)3. He awoke in the night (B)da DUM da da DUM (2 DUMS)4. with a terrible fright, (B)da da DUM da da DUM (2 DUMS)5. and found out that it was quite true. (A)
12 When you write a limerick, make sure that it has the same AABBA rhyme pattern. Make sure it also has the same 3 DUMS, 3 DUMS, 2 DUMS, 2 DUMS, 3 DUMS rhythm pattern, too. To be sure, recite the poem, substituting “da” for all unaccented or unstressed syllables and “DUM” for all accented or stressed syllables. If your poem doesn’t have a similar rhythm pattern, then you need to make some adjustments.
13 There once was a young girl named Jill. She screamed at the sight of a drill.She brushed every dayHer dentist would say...
14 There once was a young girl named Jill. She screamed at the sight of a drill.She brushed every dayHer dentist would say...“Your teeth are so perfect; no bill.”"Oh my, what a beautiful grill!"
15 Your turn!You will now work in your groups to create a limerick based on one of the poems that we have read in class. Think about the events that happened in your poem. If you could make some sort of change anywhere in the poem, a funny twist in the plot or in the events, what would it be? Write a limerick about something funny that could be added to your original poem.
16 Message from a Caterpillar Caterpillar in its cocoonIt shines in the light of the moonFalls out of the treeGets stepped on by meNo butterfly anytime soon