Sunday, May 12, 2013

Scrap-Cracklings #11

It's Limerick Day!

It's Mother's Day!

Maybe it should be 'Write Your Mother a Limerick' Day!

A limerick is a humorous poem that has five lines. The first, second and fifth line must have seven to ten syllables and rhyme. The third and fourth lines only need five to seven syllables and must also rhyme. AABBA might be a helpful mnemonic for the format.
 
The great Edward Lear was the rock star of limericks in his day, and is still known more for his irreverent poetry than his landscape paintings. He is most known for the Owl and the Pussycat.
You've probably heard hundreds of limericks in your life. Nursery Rhymes are often limericks. Wait a second! Mother Goose wrote many nursery rhymes!
So if today is Limerick Day and Mother's Day; and nursery rhymes, which are often limericks were written by Mother Goose; maybe a more fitting term for today should be Mother Goose Day.
 

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