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Animal Limericks

This section contains great examples of Animal Limericks. A limerick is a poem consisting of 5 lines and form of poetry which rhymes. Animal Limericks are simple and short and easy for even kids and children to write or compose.

The following limerick is the first of many funny poems in the section. Have fun and enjoy our first limerick example!

An elephant lay in his bunk,
In slumber his chest rose and sunk,
He snored and he snored
Till the jungle folks roared-
Then his wife tied a knot in his trunk

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Animal Limericks

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How old are Limericks and where did Animal Limericks originate? Why are there so many Irish Limericks? What is the connection with Ireland? The rhyme that we refer to as a limerick originated as far back as the 14th century and were extremely popular in both England and Ireland. Animal Limericks are poems and a form of poetry which rhymes. Animal Limericks are simple and short and easy for even kids and children to write or compose.


Animal Limericks

The term Limerick originates in Ireland - its name is taken from the Irish County of Limerick in Ireland and is where Animal Limericks originated. The Irish are well known for their love of poems and poetry. The tradition and origins of different types of poems and poetry date back to the time when the majority of people were unable to read or write.  The simplicity of the limerick form of poetry made them easy to write and easy to remember which has led to their popularity in both the English and Irish culture.

Animal Limericks
These amusing rhymes are great fun and an easy way to get kids interested in poems and poetry. Because these poems are simple and short it is easy for kids and children to learn how to write a limerick. Everyone laughs at limerick poems and poetry. They are great fun and amuse all ages. Have fun browsing our section on this subject.

Animal Limericks

  • The standard form of the limerick is a stanza of five lines
  • The Limerick, such as Animal Limericks, were popularized by Edward Lear
  • Simple short Poems and Poetry
  • Short poems and poetry are suitable for kids and children
  • Great examples of short poems and simple poetry
  • Funny and humorous poems and poetry
  • Learn how to write a limerick!
  • Examples of Animal Limericks

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