There was a young lady from Bath….

Limericks are nonsense poems and normally 5 lines long, The standard pattern is that the last word of lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and then so do lines 3 and 4.

To give an example, here is one I have just written -

There was a young man from Bristol,

Who brandished a beautiful pistol,

It made people stare,

They asked, ‘Is it rare?’

And he said, ‘Yes, it’s made out of crystal.’

Why not try to write a limerick? Please send it to me at and if possible (suitable) I will publish on this blog. This is an excellent way to practise your vocabulary, but also to work on rhythm and tempo.

Click on the image below for some excellent tips and have a go!

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