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A limerick is a funny little poem that contains five lines. The most famous author of limericks was Edward Lear (A Book of Nonsense, 1843). He wrote more than 200 of them.

Limericks have a very special rhythm and rhyme pattern.

The rhyme pattern is [AABBA] and the rhythm pattern [da DUM da da DUM da da DUM].
 

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We are sure you can do this better!

 
Check it out:

https://www.poetry4kids.com/lessons/how-to-write-a-limerick/

For older students:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWEOyF6qNZ8

 

There are prizes waiting for you! Submit your limerick by Wednesday, 1 April 2020 to englisch[at]gymnasium-holzkirchen.de

 
Keep calm and carry on! -  Your English teachers :-)

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