Haiku and limerick poetry

Haiku—A 3-lined poem usually about nature.  1st line has 5 syllables, 2nd line has 7, 3rd line has 5.  More about haiku poetry here.


The snow melts quickly

Now the grass can breathe again

Flowers will be next


  • Limerick–5 line poem with rhyme scheme of AABBA
  • Most commonly anapestic pentameter for lines 1, 2 and 5.
  • Lines 3 and 4 are usually shorter and have a different rhythm.
  • History of limericks here.


There once was a man from Borum,

He bought a pair of pants and he wore’em,

He sat down and laughed,

When he felt a draft,

And found out that he had tore’em.


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