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
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…..
Have been doing some marking lately, and this student’s answer on their Year 4 Maths Assessment made me chuckle:
Circus Arts has been a fairly major initiative within the Western NSW Region of the NSW DET, originally starting out at
Dubbo West Public School as early as 1991. Since then it has grown with many other schools becoming involved. I just came across this video demonstrating how to juggle, over at Sclipo.com. Further information can also be found at JugglingIsASnap.org.