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English 1 Assignments & Worksheets » Limerick Poetry Worksheet

Limerick Poetry Worksheet

English 1 Grant                                                                               Name____________

Date  ____________

                                                                                                            Period___________

Writing a Poem

A Limerick is funny and silly

Sample:

“There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!”—Edward Lear

Directions: When you write your own Limerick brainstorm your theme. Make sure you follow the correct end rhyme patterns and the number of syllables in the pattern When you are finished with your poem write your whole poem on a separate sheet of paper with your name on it. Now create artwork to symbolize your Limerick on construction paper.

Limerick  [Theme]_____________________________________

 

 

Line 1 has eight or nine syllables /rhymes with line 2

 

 

Line 2 has eight or nine syllables /rhymes with line 1

 

 

Line 3 has five or six syllables/rhymes with line 4

 

 

Line 4 has five or six syllables/rhymes with line 3

 

 

Line 5 has eight or nine syllables /rhymes with line 1

 

 

 



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