April is National Poetry Month!
Do you like poetry? I enjoy reading it, but was never a big fan of writing it. Not sure why, guess it just wasn't my thing.
Several years ago while tutoring a student, our studies included a unit on sharks. For the writing portion, we dabbled in poetry, including limericks. (Who says you can't write poems about sharks?)
If you promise not to laugh, I will share the shark limerick I wrote to illustrate the principle in our lesson.
The Shark From Cancun
There once was a shark from Cancun,
Who could jump as high as the moon.
One night he took flight,
And had quite a fright,
When he leapt in a hot air balloon.
Care to try one too? Feel free to choose any theme - not just sharks - and share in the comments.
Here is a quick refresher:
- A limerick has five lines
- The rhyming pattern is AABBA, also called anapestic.
- Please keep it clean; this is a family friendly blog :)
More Poetry Info
Find additional Poetry Month info here.
Visit Brownielocks & the Three Bears for limerick info and examples.
Read Jennnifer Brown Bank's post entitled 7 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month.
Do you enjoy writing poetry? Are you celebrating National Poetry Month?
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