Seeing as I enjoyed that last acrostic I thought I could tackle this one too!
The directions I used to write this poem are listed down below. Don't laugh at me, I know...I am lame enough to go to ehow.com! But I can't be the ONLY one who had to look up the process!
A truck that is broken and rusty
On a bed that is no longer trusty
Will you throw it away?
Or let kids up to play
On this ride that is old and crusty?
To write your own limerick:
- Prepare to write five lines of verse. If you're stumped, try starting off your limerick with the traditional 'There once was a ...'
- Create the following stress pattern in lines one, two and five: da-DA da-da-DA da-da-DA da. For example, "There ONCE was a FEL-low named JER-ry...." You can omit the last unstressed syllable if you prefer.
- Create the following stress pattern in lines three and four: da-DA da-da-DA da. For example, "Per-PLEXED our dear PO-et." As before, you have the option of omitting the last syllable.
- Make sure your limerick's rhyme scheme is a-a-b-b-a. In other words, the first, second and fifth lines all rhyme with one another; the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.
- Exploit puns and wordplay.