Limericks are short, lighthearted poems that satirize
(poke fun at and point out the
flaws of) politics, the customs
of society, or public figures.
Limericks follow these rules:
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Five lines long
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Rhyme scheme is A, A, B, B, A
This means that the last words in the “A”
lines (1, 2, and 5) rhyme and the last words in
the “B” lines (3 and 4) rhyme.
Example:
A
A
B
B
A
There once was a man named Tatoo
who got sick from eating a shoe
“I think I shall die,”
he said with a sigh,
“unless this is only the flu.”
Limericks follow these rules:
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Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 8-10 syllables.
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Lines 3 and 4 have 5-6 syllables.
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Count the number of times your mouth opens
to help you count the syllables or word parts.
The number of syllables depends on the flow
and rhythm: read it aloud to hear how it
sounds.
Example:
(8)
(8)
(5)
(5)
(8)
There was an old man from Peru
who dreamed he was eating a shoe.
He woke in a fright
in middle of night
and found it was perfectly true!
Write a Macbeth-related limerick for tomorrow.
Options:
Describe
and evaluate a major
character in your limerick
Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo,
Duncan, Macduff
Create a pro-Macbeth or antiMacbeth limerick from the
perspective of another character
Summarize the plot thus far