Monica Oluwek, Stephanie
Barker, Annie Clinch, Phillip
A limerick is a 5 line poem in which
first and second lines rhyme
the third and fourth lines rhyme
the fifth line rhymes with the first and
The rhyme scheme is : AABBA
Limerick Poetry History
Limerick poetry can be traced back to
the fourteenth century of English
The term “Limerick” comes from the
Irish town of Limerick.
Limerick poetry is know for being
The author of The Book of
Nonsense, which was extremely
popular in the nineteenth century.
Edward and his book made
Limerick poetry famous.
The poetry was very humorous and
children loved it!
Example of a Limerick Poem
There was an Old Man on a hill, A
Who seldom, if ever, stood still; A
He ran up and down,
In his Grandmother's gown, B
Which adorned that Old Man on B
a hill. A
Written by: Edward Lear
Fill in the blanks with a correct rhyming word!
There once was a cat
Who lived in a _______
She had black fur
And when she was happy she would ______
She was a silly old cat, who liked to chase ______
Type of poetry from Japanese culture
Nature most common theme
Other themes include:
Divided into three lines
Five syllables on the first line
Seven syllables on the second line
Five syllables on the third line
Syllables can be just one letter or many
Some syllables are used more often
tion ambition, stationary, lotion
ly happily, sadly, slyly
Some syllables are stressed more than
Examples of Haiku
Wrack deep in the mind
Searching for that syllable
That makes my words art
A Chicken nugget?
Is this really meat or what?
It boggles the mind
Fill in the blanks to complete the poem!
The ocean was ________ 5
Waves of the bluest color 7
____________ the best 5
A seven lined poem shaped like a diamond
that uses nouns and adjectives !
Diamante Poetry Pattern
• 1. LINE 1 one word subject (noun)
• 2. LINE 2 two adjectives describing LINE 1 noun
• 3. LINE 3 three participles ending in -ing or -ed to
decribe LINE I noun
• 4. LINE 7 one word growing out of or opposite to LINE
1 noun (another noun)
• 5. LINE 6 two adjectives describing LINE 7 noun
• 6. LINE 5 three participles ending in -ing or -ed to
describe LINE 7 noun
• 7. LINE 4 four words - two related to the noun in LINE
1 and two related to the noun in LINE 7; they be
arranged concurrently or alternately, as the originator
of the poem wishes.
Example of Diamante Poetry
FANTASY, ACTUALITY, VISION,GENUINE
BEING, SEEING, KNOWING, AUTHENTIC, FACTUAL
Alliteration: Repetition of the same or similar
sounds at the beginning of a word.
Assonance: Repetition or pattern of similar
Consonance: Repetition of similar consonant
Enjambment: A continuation of an idea from
one line to the next, without a pause.
Haiku: A Japanese poem, usually about
Iambic Pentameter: A type of meter, where 5
iambs are used per line. Most commonly found
in Shakespeare’s work.
Metaphor: A figure of speech; comparing two
things without the use of “like” or “as.”
Meter: The arrangement of a line of poetry by
the number of syllables and rhythm of stressed
Onomatopoeia: A figure of speech in which
words are used to imitate sounds.
Simile: A figure of speech; comparing two things
using “like” or “as.”
Sonnet: A lyrical poem, 14 lines long.
Stanza: Two or more lines of poetry that form a
Verse: A single, metrical line of poetry.