A limerick is a form of poetry/poem. It consists of five lines with the rhyme scheme AABBA. Meaning that the first, second and last lines rhyme while the third and fourth lines rhyme. The first, second and fifth lines are usually longer than the third and fourth. The last line in most limericks are humorous.
Examples of Limericks
1. There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin:
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
2. I Wish that my Room had a Floor!
I don't so Much Care for a Door,
But this Crawling Around
Without Touching the Ground
Is Getting to be Quite a Bore!
3. There once was a wonderful star
Who thought she would go very far
Until she fell down
And looked like a clown
She knew she would never go far.
4. There was once a fellow named Tim,
Whose dad never taught him to swim
He fell off a dock,
And sunk like a rock,
And that was the end of him.
5. There once was a young lady named bright
Whose speed was much faster than light
She set out one day
In a relative way
And returned on the previous night.
6. There was once a spotted brown cow,
Who lives in the pasture now.
She makes chocolate milk,
As smooth as silk,
And I don't know exactly how.
7. There once was a little brown cat.
That cat was sitting on my door mat,
It looked very hungry,
So I gave it some curry,
And now that cat looks fat.
8. There was an old man called Greg,
Who tried to break open an egg,
He kicked it around
But fell on the ground,
And found that he had broken a leg.
9. There was a young ghost called Doreen
Who's name wasn't scary or mean.
She changed it to Boo,
And now it is true
She's frightened by herself on Halloween.
10. There once was a turkey named Chummy,
Mom thought that he might be quite yummy.
He waddled away,
On thanksgiving day
But still ended up in my tummy!
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