Poetry Lesson Limericks


There was an old man with a beard.
Who said, “It is just as I feared!”
Two owls and a wren
Four larks and a hen
Have all built their nests in my beard!
By Edward Lear


There was an Old Man of Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
His daughter, called Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
– Anonymous

Nantucket — get it? Nan took it.
She ran off with all the old man’s money.

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