In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Ms. Hrabosky’s English classes spent a week learning the history and structure of limericks. After learning the rules of writing a limerick, students were asked to construct and present two of their own poems to their class. The students enjoyed coming up with topics, counting syllables, and making sure proper lines rhymed in order to create their poems. Students had to make sure lines one, two, and five had five to seven syllables with the end words rhyming and lines three and four had five to seven syllables with the end words rhyming.
Here are a few of Ms. Hrabosky’s students’ limericks with various topics, but all meet limerick rules. Zak’s poem is about a fish on a dish, while Serena’s poem is about minions from a union, and Sam’s poem is about playing basketball.
-Submitted by – Ms. Hrabosky, High School English Instructor