Mia and Jasmine have become experts on the Poetry style of a Limerick. Today they shared their love of Limericks, sharing the history, the structure and the purpose of a limerick. It was a great way to inspire their class mates to create their own limericks. They were very entertaining.
Limericks are very popular in Ireland but they were originally written in France and Spanish soldiers were believed to have brought this style of Poetry into Ireland in the 1700’s.
Mia and Jasmine also shared a Poem from Edward Lear and some of their own!
Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his poetry.
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin:
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
– Edward Lear
There is a great class called Senior G
They always have super smiley glees
Our class likes to laugh
We have some giraffes
Don’t forget super Mrs Gridley!
There once lived a girl with a big head
It was swollen and so very red
Her head puffed out
And it made her pout
So she blew up and died in her bed.
There was once a criminal running,
The jewellery he stole was stunning,
Police were shouting,
The robber scouting,
Then suddenly he started gunning.
by James G.