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Limerick Poetry Worksheet
English 1 Grant Name____________
Writing a Poem
A Limerick is funny and silly
“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.
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