A limerick is a five-lined poem that is short, humorous, and contains rhyming. It has a specific rhythm pattern and rhyme scheme. It rhymes by the first, second, and fifth of the poem, and by the third and fourth lines of the poem, which has a forms of AABBA. The form was found by Edward Lear in England at the early 18th century. It became very popular in the 19th century. Limericks are usually very funny, and it could be created easily by the children.

A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican

by Dixon Lanier Merritt

A wonderful bird is the pelican,

His bill will hold more than his belican,

He can take in his beak

Enough food for a week

But I'm damned if I see how the helican!