Thursday, April 15, 2010

Have Your Limerick and Eat it Too!


Today's poem theme is make a poem about the food you eat.
In particular, a limerick.

A limerick is limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming. Some people say that the limerick was invented by soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's.
***definition found at http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/limerick.htm***

A poem can take minutes to put together and you can do it with your children while you make food

Here is ours

There once was a man named Duke
Whose eyes were made out of cukes
He looked so tasty
I wasn't so hasty
I ate him up and then I puked

I know, I know. Not quite Shakespeare...but I'm thrilled that they got the rhythm done and that we could use the word hasty.

Here's another one

I have a coconut I like to call Fred
Sometimes my coconut's eyes get red
He likes to jump
and makes a thump
when he falls out of his bed

How about you?

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