Monday, October 17, 2011

Limerick Poetry

Limerick poetry derives from England as early as the late 18th century. These poems are identified through their rhyming patterns and humorous topic. The last word in the 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines all rhyme, while the last word in the 3rd and 4th line rhyme. Which of the following tickles your funny bone?

There once was a man called Mr. Keard
With such a big beard
It was so bushy
Th Navajo would call him Twushy
Mr. Keard thought they were weird
(Brianna Richards)

There once was a kid named Rose
He had no nose
He couldn't smell
Like a snail and like a bell
and he could have a pig pose
(Darwin Barton)

There once was a dog
Who looked like a hog
He had a long tongue like a lizzard
It looked and smelled like an oreo blizzard
that made people follow that dog
(Mystaree Hangen)

There once was a teacher with a beard
Kids thought that it was weird
He was very funny
That he ate many bunnies
And that is weird
(Daelyn Nez)

There once was a teacher who would make us write
If we didn't, he said he would bite
He had a beard that was long
It reached all the way to King Kong
And he is also right
(Cassie Yazzie)

There once was a turtle
His name was Hurtle
He ran around his house with a cape
made of tape
When the girls came by, with them he would flurtle
(Brianna Richards)

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