NEW! updated with podcast
NEW! updated with podcast
Dear Ms. Witch by Milou
Thanks a Ton
And again listen to one of the great stories by S.E. Schlosser. Check out the other stories on my Halloween countdown [Day 1 to Day 16]. Click on HOME to see all posts for Halloween or click on categories for navigation on the right. See you tomorrow, Milou 🙂
© S.E. Schlosser 1997 – 2009
Today you can read another of my Halloween limericks. I will post a couple of limericks and riddles the next days. Please comment and if you have a great Halloween limerick or riddle – I like to hear from you. 🙂 What is limerick poetry? Check out my limerick guide “how to write limericks” with some limericks examples on [Day 12] yesterday. See you tomorrow, Milou
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Labels: Halloween limericks, Halloween rhymes and verses, limericks for kids, learn how to write limericks, create your own limericks, read samples of limerick poetry, limerick resources
There once was a terrible ghost
Who was much scarier than most
He howled and screamed
His body beamed
But the thing he did best was boast
A Limerick is a five line poem that follows a specific rhyming pattern and rhythm (AABBA). Limericks are often “funny” and easy to write for children. Limericks, otherwise known as poetry for the common man are filled with humor and rhyming and can have a darker sense of humor. If you want to read more limericks check out the free E-book: The Project Gutenberg E-book of Book of Nonsense, by Edward Lear and physics limericks.
It is possible to construct a limerick with non matching A or B lines; but it is essential that the overall beat structure remains and that the flow of words allows the lines to be spoken as if they were identical.
Her are some resources about how to write limericks
Teacher’s lesson plan: preparing for poetry limerick lesson
Poet Bruce Lansky: How to write a limerick: Giggle Poetry
Limerick structure, limericks rules and guidelines: Link
Example by Edward Lear, BOOK OF NONSENSE
There was an Old Man of the Nile,
Who sharpened his nails with a file;
Till he cut off his thumbs,
And said calmly, “This comes–
Of sharpening one’s nails with a file!”
There once was a ______________ from __________________.
All the while he hoped _______________________________.
So he _______________________________.
That ___________________ from ___________________.
Example by Edward Lear
There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme,
No one heard such a scream,
As was screamed by that Lady of Russia.
I once met a _________________ from ___________________.
Every day she _______________________________________.
But whenever she ______________________.
That strange ___________________ from __________