Inspiration Call: Creative Talents Unleashed

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Inspiration Call: Write a Limerick poem to this picture.

A limerick is a five-line, often humorous and ribald poem with a strict meter. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have seven to ten syllables (three metrical feet) and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven (two metrical feet) syllables and also rhyme with each other. The rhyme scheme is usually “A-A-B-B-A”.

Example

The first line sets the stage. Often it describes the origin or occupation of the character in the poem. There was an old lady from Hyde

The second line is action. What does the character do? What are the character’s habits? Who ate rotten apples and died.

The third and fourth lines are the twist. They could suggest that the action is moving contrary to expectations. They could explain the problem presented in the first two lines. The apples fermented /Inside the lamented

The fifth line is the conclusion that should bring a surprise and laughter. And made cider inside her inside.

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