There was a young lady of Niger, Who smiled when she rode on a tiger, They returned from the ride, With the lady inside, And a smile on the face of the tiger.
Улыбались три смелых девицы На спине у бенгальской тигрицы. Теперь же все три – У тигрицы внутри, А улыбка – на морде тигрицы. С.Я. Маршак
Limerick verse of five lines comic verse nonsense rhyme funny verse humorous poem long and short lines
What is a limerick? A limerick is a humorous English poem of five lines: three long and two short ones. (Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture) A limerick is a humorous poem which has five lines and a special rhythm and a way of rhyming. (Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary)
There was a Young Lady whose nose Continually prospers and grow When it grew out of sight, She exclaimed in a fright, Oh, Farewell to the end of my nose! Жила была леди, чей нос Отчего-то всё рос и рос. Когда кончика стало не видно, Этой леди стало обидно, Что не сможет чесать она нос.
The Origin of Limericks The origin of limericks is traditionally connected with the Irish town of Limerick. They were considered to be table songs and sung during parties. All of them finished with the invitation to visit Limerick! O, wont you come up, come all the way up, Come all the way up to Limerick? Welcome to Limerick
Edward Lear ( ) Edward Lear was a famous English poet. He made limericks popular in the 19 th century. He never called his poems limericks, but poems of nonsense.
The first edition of Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense was published by Thomas McLean on 10th February There were altogether seventy-two limericks in two volumes.
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!' Жил на свете старик в бороде. Говорил он: «Я знал, быть беде. Две совы, три чижа И четыре стрижа Свили гнезда в моей бороде».
The Plot of a Limerick: The 1st line – who and where; The 2nd line – what he/she did or what happened to him/her; The 3rd – 4th lines – the result of the event; The 5th line – the repetition of the 1st line.
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!' Task: read the limerick and put the lines in the correct order
Task: try to complete the following limerick There was a Young ______ whose bonnet, Came untied when the _____sat upon it; But she said: 'I don't care! All the birds in the ___ Are welcome to _____ on my bonnet!' К привлекательной леди из Капуи Часто птицы садились на шляпу, и Говорила с любовью «Пусть сидят на здоровье!» Та приятная леди из Капуи. Lady birds air sit
There was an Old ____ of the East, Who gave all his _________a feast; But they all ate so ______, And their conduct was such That it ______that old man of the East. Man children much killed
Cinquain 1 st line – a noun 2 nd line – two adjectives 3 rd line – 3 verbs 4 th line – a phrase 5 th line – a noun (synonym of a noun in the 1 st line)