Limericks by Isaac Asimov

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Published by Gramercy Books in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Previously published as two separate works: Limericks, too gross (1978) and Grossery of limericks (1981).

Book details

StatementIsaac Asimov and John Ciardi.
ContributionsCiardi, John, 1916-, Asimov, Isaac, 1920-
LC ClassificationsPS3551.S5 L45 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 205 p. ;
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL52158M
ISBN 100517208822
LC Control Number99058756

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His first book of funny limericks, called 'A Book of Nonsense', was first published in and is still in print today. Lear wrote many, many funny limericks. Some of them are included below for you to share with your children. The limericks on this page are my favourites so they're the ones I share with the children I teach.

Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote the "Book of Nonsense" in the 's. This was an entire book of silly limericks. How to write a limerick: The first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 8 or 9).

The man who is credited with inventing the limerick is named Edward Lear () an English humorist and painter. He wrote and illustrated "A Book of Nonsense" (,) and "Nonsense Songs" (,).

The limerick-style today doesn't exist much because we have other forms of entertainment (mostly using obscenity.

The limerick's callous and crude, Its morals distressingly lewd; It's not worth the reading By persons of breeding - It's designed for us vulgar and rude. Lear's Limericks. Edward Lear, a famous British poet and writer of literary nonsense, is widely considered the father of the limerick. He didn't write the first limerick - the first limericks came about in the early s and are often preserved in folk songs - but he popularized the form.

More importantly, he wrote some of the best. Collection of Limericks by Edward Lear (). Most are from A Book of Nonsense published in /5. Remember folks, limericks are not just for kids. And this book certainly isn't one for the kiddies. It's an immense collection (over limericks) and a great look at how the form has developed over the centuries.

If you have any love at all for the limerick, 4/5(15). This book contains over funny, non-rude limerick poems old and new, suitable for children as well as adults. Laugh at the antics of the woman from Chippenham, Wilts, who walked up to Scotland on stilts, the old lady of Rye, who was baked by mistake in a pie, the young man called McLeod, who played the trombone far too loud - and many many more/5(13).

Not all of Asimov's limericks consisted of sex jokes, however. Inhe released Isaac Asimov's Limericks for Children, which were, presumably. I like limericks (especially bawdy ones), and I found some good ones in this book. I liked Asimov's limericks much better than Ciardi's. I enjoyed their other book -- A Grossery Of Limericks -- better than this one, but this book has some good limericks and is worth reading/5.

Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear. by Edward Lear. This book collects poems and limericks by British writer Edward Lear and includes selections from several 19th century anthologies. Source: This book was compiled by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology and includes passages from multiple sources.

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This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.5/5(1).

A limerick is a short and fun five-line poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines are longer than the third and fourth lines. The rhyming pattern is AABBA.

The longer A lines rhyme with each other and the shorter B lines rhyme with each other. Looking for more Limericks. Our FFP Poetry Forums has bunches of Limericks. Limericks Haikus and other short poems is a fun and cute collection of little poems. It is an easy read and can easily be read in a single setting, and would be a great teaching tool for examples of different easy and short poem types, especially for younger students in most cases/5.

Limericks are 5-line poems with a specific rhyme pattern. Use this printable worksheet to teach your kids to create their own.

Explore our free Scholastic printables and worksheets for all ages that cover subjects like reading, writing, math and science. InEdward Lear, an English author and artist, published a book of limericks called A Book of Nonsense.

The book was so popular that two further editions were published. It's still in print today under the title Complete Nonsense. Lear didn't invent limericks but he's probably responsible for making them as popular as they are today.

Limericks, Lear and Nonsense. Limericks are gloriously simple. Five lines long. Lines one and two rhyme with the fifth, while the third and fourth have a separate rhyme. Popularized by Edward Lear (), limericks are the best known variety of nonsense verse and are adored by school children, stand-up comedians and fans of word-play.

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