How to Write a Limerick
Limericks are one of the most fun and well-known poetic forms. No one knows for sure where the name “limerick” comes from, but most people assume it is related to the county of Limerick, in Ireland.
Now it’s your turn to see if you can write a limerick of your own. Remember to follow these steps:
- Choose the name of a person or place and write the first line.
- Look in a rhyming dictionary for words that rhyme with your person or place name.
- Write line 2 and 5 to rhyme with the first line.
- Now write lines 3 and 4 with a different rhyme.