Limericks are humorous, rhyming, five-line poems. They all have a specific rhyme scheme and rhythm pattern. Each stanza of a limerick is about five lines. The first two lines and last lines rhyme and the third and fourth lines rhyme. The first line usually introduces the person or place and the last line usually adds a situation twist.

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By Jerry Stevenson

The plane went down.

All on board drowned.

Their relatives grieve.

They are really quite peeved;

Because the airline officials are clowns.