Жила была дама приятная, На вид совершенно квадратная, Кто бы с ней не встречался От души восхищался: «До чего ж эта дама приятная!» Жил мальчик вблизи Фермопил, Который так громко вопил, Что глохли все тетки, И дохли селедки, И сыпалась пыль со стропил
Limericks Limerick is a popular poem English poem. It appeared in the XVII century. Edward Lear a famous Limerick poet wrote A Book of Nonsense in The book was translated almost into all languages and three times in Russian. Limerick took its name after an Irish town called Limerick. It is the third largest city in Ireland. Limericks developed the Literature of Nonsense. 12 May is Limerick Day. It celebrates the birthday of Edward Lear ( ) and of course, it also celebrates limerick poems.
There was a Young Lady whose eyes, Were unique as to colour and size; When she opened them wide, People all turned aside, And started away in surprise. Была леди одна чьи глаза, Велики, оторваться нельзя. Когда их раскрывала, Всех прохожих пугала, Эта леди крупны чьи глаза.
Read the following limericks and put the pictures in the right order A. There was an Old Man of Abruzzi, So blind he couldn't his foot see; When they said, 'That's your toe,' He replied, 'Is it so?' That doubtful Old Man of Abruzzi
B. There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, 'It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!'
C. There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, Who wished he had never been born; So he sat on a chair, Till he died of despair, That dolorous Man of Cape Horn.
D. There was an Old Man of the Nile, Who sharpened his nails with a file, Till he cut out his thumbs, And said calmly, 'This comes Of sharpening one's nails with a file!'
E. There was an Old Man on some rocks, Who shut his wife up in a box; When she said, 'Let me out!' He exclaimed, 'Without doubt, You will pass all your life in that box.'
F. There was an Old Man of Calcutta, Who perpetually ate bread and butter, Till a great bit of muffin, On which he was stuffing, Choked that horrid Old Man of Calcutta.
Activities Investigate the structure of a limerick. How many lines does a limerick have? How many syllables are there in each line? What is the rhythm of the limerick like? What is the stanza in the limerick?
Here is a very famous limerick. Notice both the rhyme and rhythm patterns. 1.There was an old man from Peru, 2.who dreamed he was eating his shoe. 3.He awoke in the night 4.with a terrible fright, 5.and found out that it was quite true. 1. (A) da DUM da da DUM da da DUM (3 DUMS) 2. (A) da DUM da da DUM da da DUM (3 DUMS) 3. (B) da DUM da da DUM (2 DUMS) 4. (B) da da DUM da da DUM (2 DUMS) 5. (A) da DUM da da DUM da da DUM (3 DUMS)
There was an Old Man of Peru, Who watched his wife making a stew; But once by mistake, In a stove she did bake, That unfortunate Man of Peru. Один старичок из Перу, На кухне смотрел на жену. Торопилась шибко, Запекла по ошибке, Невезучего старца в Перу.
The plot of a Limerick : 1 line – who and where, 2 line – what he did or what happened to him, 3 – 4 lines - the result of the event, 5 line – the repetition of the 1 st line.
Read the limerick and put the lines in the correct order That my nose is too long, Who said, 'If you choose to suppose, That remarkable Man with a nose. There was an Old Man with a nose, You are certainly wrong!'
There was a Young Person of Smyrna, Whose ______ threatened to burn her; But she seized on the _______, And said, 'Granny, burn that! You terrible Old Woman of _______!' Младую персону из Сочи, Бабуся ругала полночи. Отвечала ей та: "Вот, ругайте кота! Вы, старуха дурная из Сочи" Try to complete the following limerick
There was a Young Lady whose ____, Was so long that it reached to her ___; So she hired an Old Lady, Whose conduct was steady, To carry that wonderful ______.
When you write a limerick, make sure that it has the same AABBA rhyme pattern. Make sure it also has the same 3 DUMS, 3 DUMS, 2 DUMS, 2 DUMS, 3 DUMS rhythm pattern, too. Ideas for new limericks can come from almost anywhere. For example, your town, country, or any name. How to Write a Limerick
Here are five simple steps to writing a limerick: 1. An easy way to get started is to pick a boys or girls name that has one syllable (like Bill, Tim, Dick, Sue, or Jill). There once was a fellow (or young girl) named ____(pick an easy name with one syllable). Well pick Jill. So the first line is: There once was a young girl named Jill.
2. Now make a list of words that rhyme with the last word in the first line - in this case, Jill. Your list of rhyming words might include: hill, drill, pill, skill, bill, will, and ill. 3.Now write the second line. Heres an example: Who feared the sight of a drill. (the first and second lines contain 3 DUMS or beats.)
4. Now think of an interesting story. What could happen to someone scared of a drill? You might have an interesting story if Jill had to go to the dentist. So, the third and fourth lines can be: She brushed every day. So, her dentist would say, (2 DUMS or beats in each line.) 5. Now you need to go back to the first line and end the poem. Heres an example: Your teeth are quite perfect, young Jill.
Heres the poem we just wrote: There once was a young girl named Jill. Who was feared the sight of a drill. She brushed every day So her dentist would say, Your teeth are so perfect, young Jill. Now try it yourself!