"Old Man With a Beard"

     A limerick is a form of poetry with a specific rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme is AABBA.  Limericks are generally 5 lines. They are short and humorous and to the point. They were written as early as the 18th century.

Old Man With a Beard
By: Edward Lear

“There was an Old Man with a beard

Who said, 'It is just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen,

Four Larks and a Wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!’”