Our automatic limerick generator looks up rhymes for your input on the fly. So, if you want to write about somebody with a particular name, interest, or from a certain place, you can tap that in, and we'll try to find lines that rhyme for you. The results are sometimes surprising, but always provide an excellent starting point for creating your own limericks.
How to Write a Limerick This page talks about how to write a limerick and offers some poem starters to help you write your own. This is just one of many pages on this website about how to write different types of poems. At the bottom of this page, you'll find links to more CWN poetry pages. What's a limerick? A limerick is a poetic form that can be particularly fun to read and to write.
Edward Lear, a famous British poet, and writer of literary nonsense, is widely considered the father of the limerick. He didn't write the first limerick — the first limericks came about in the early 1700s and are often preserved in folk songs — but he popularized the form. More importantly, he wrote some of the best. His limericks often consisted of stories about an old man: There was an.A limerick poem is a short, funny (goofy!) poem that’s quick and easy to write. Although limericks feel playful, this form of poetry comes with a lot of interesting history and writing techniques. Here are some tips to help you learn how to write a limerick yourself — and some limericks from our Power Poets for inspiration: Origin Story.Create Your Own Limerick. Try the limerick generator to create your own limerick (Courtesy of Limgen) There currently seems to be a problem with Limgen. I have contacted the site, so hopefully it will be working again soon. I have contacted the site twice, but so far have had no response. Perhaps if other folks contact them asking about Limgen they might get it up and running again? Here is.
You might need to write a limerick for an assignment, or you may want to learn the art just for fun or to impress a friend. Limericks are fun — they usually have a bit of a twist and a perhaps a silly element. And best of all, they can be a great way to express how clever and creative you can be!Read More
How to Write a Limerick: Rhythm is the Key to Success. The limerick’s rhythm is just as important as the rhyming pattern. Just like with the rhymes, the first, second and final line should have the same rhythm. The rythms of third and fourth lines are identical to each other, but different from the first, fourth and fifth. There was an old man of Nantucket (dum-DUM- dum-dum-DUM dum-dum-DUM.Read More
Write Transgressive Content. Many limerick aficionados, such as Gershon Legman and George Bernard Shaw, argue that a clean limerick is missing the point entirely. A limerick doesn't have to be bawdy to be successful, but a good limerick is often appreciated for being irreverent and often transgressive. The point is to violate taboo and walk to.Read More
Sample Limericks. The Delinquent. A delinquent who lived on his own. Attempted to take out a loan. When the banker said “no,” The man asked with great woe.Read More
How to Write Limericks. The key to a limerick is its rhythm. Read the examples in this article out loud and try tapping along to the beat, or using a metronome. Like folk songs, limericks have a very simple but infectious beat, and a limerick will never work unless it can capture that feeling.Read More
Limerick Poem Writing Template Australian- Use this great template as a starting point for a writing activity. Use this teaching resource when studying poetry in your classroom. It features some background information about limerick poems, a writing template for ideas, and a page for students to create their own limerick poem. This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: English.Read More
How to Write a Poem Like the Raven. by Dusty Grein. The history of the poetry form we know as the Limerick is rich and wild. There are examples of the limerick’s cadence and pattern in use as early as the 11th century, and Shakespeare used the form and meter as part of a few of his plays, including as a drinking song in his play The Tempest.Read More
Write a Limerick. Wrong link? Go back to all activities. What to do with this activity? What is a Limerick? It's a short poem with five lines and the following rules: 1. The 1st, 2nd and 5th lines have 8 syllables each and the end word rhymes. (Look below to learn about syllables.) 2. The 3rd and 4th lines have only 5 or 6 syllables each and the end word rhymes. 3. A Limerick is usually funny.Read More
How to Write a Limerick. Introduce the main character in the first line, as Edward Lear did in his limerick “There was an Old Person of Dover”. Using one-syllable rhyming words can help in the construction, and make sure you follow the rhyme and syllable schemes. In the second line, you can give the main character something silly or strange to do, or an odd characteristic and in the third.Read More
May 12 is National Limerick Day (of course!) and all you need to celebrate is some paper and a pen. Writing a limerick is actually simple when you learn the basics of its structure and it’s an excellent way to practice rhyming words with kids. Read on to get the simple tutorial on writing your own limerick today!Read More