Today is Limerick Day. It celebrates the birthday of Edward Lear (1812 – 1888). Lear made limericks popular in his 1846 publication “A Book of Nonsense”
What is a limerick?
A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet.
A couplet is a two-line rhymed poem and a triplet is a three-line.
What are the typical characteristics of Limericks?
- Limericks are a funny and nonsense poem.
- They have five lines.
- They have a rhyme scheme of A, A, B, B, A (lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme; lines 3 and 4 rhyme).
- The syllabification is 8, 8, 5, 5, 8.
Did you know? Limerick is also a large city in Ireland.
What a limerick is in a crunch
Is a bit like a loony’s light lunch
Though it briefly delights
It’s just four nutty bites
Swallowed down with a ludicrous punch
By Graham Lester
Do you have a favourite Limerick? Share it with us in the comments below.
Can you think of one?? I haven’t been able to. Even a search at Synonym.com brought back the result:
Sorry, I could not find synonyms for ‘synonym’
I found some websites that deal with Synonyms though:
I did also find the humourous t-shirts too, if you’re that way inclined. They’re available over at Zazzle.com
I came across these Free Weather Icons the other day – could be good for use on a weather chart, or maybe even an IWB version?? I might even try to come up with something like that a little later on. 😉 Let me know if you’ve seen a good IWB chart for recording daily weather…maybe we could incorporate these icons into it?? Thanks again to the Web Design Guru for these free icons.
I also found these icons over at Serradinho.com.
Mrs McNamara has come up with a good idea. She has used student photos to illustrate students’ goals for the rest of the year. These have been presented in the “motivational poster” style though, using FD’s Flickr Toys. One of the toys is a motivational poster creator – simply upload the photo, type in a few bits of text and it’s ready to download.
Mrs McNamara has published it on SlideShare – You can view it here or download from here.
This tool could also be used to illustrate classroom rules, for example.
I’ve contemplated using the Magazine Cover Creator as a simple but unique idea for a stall at a fete.
Any other ideas???? Leave them in the comments below…..