Below is information on what a limerick is. Using the information, create 2 limericks. 1 is to be based on Federation, the other to be based on Graduation. You must acccompany your limerick with an illustration.
A limerick is a silly poem with five lines. They are often funny or nonsensical. Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote the “Book of Nonsense” in the 1800’s. This was an entire book of silly limericks.
How to write a limerick:
The first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 8 or 9).
The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 5 or 6)
Limericks often start with the line “There once was a…” or “There was a…”
Example of an 8,8,5,5,8 syllable limerick:
by Kaitlyn Guenther
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.