Year 9 Student Limericks

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The Year 9 English/Wellbeing teachers have been discussing humour and poetry with their classes, and challenged their students to write a funny limerick. A limerick is a form of poetry which contains five lines, and has a strict rhyme scheme where the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme. Here are some student examples;

There was a student in a class,

Who received a limerick as a task,

but a problem arose,

And he shot up and froze,

He didn't know how to write a limerick

By Huw

There was a young man from Peru,

Who dreamed he was eating a shoe

He awoke in the night

With a terrible fright

And found out that it was quite true!

By Shenelle

Last updated: 14 September 2018