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Are You a Lucky Limerick Writer? Enter Our 2017 Contest

Who writes limericks these days—a clever leprechaun, perhaps? While we don’t know about leprechauns, we can tell you this: it’s time for Imagine Learning’s annual limerick contest, starring YOU—students from our partner schools across the country. So, what is a limerick, anyway? Here’s an example: You really don’t need to nitpick when you write down your first limerick. Just think of our theme, Then, take time to dream. Your rhyme’s sure to dazzle St. Patrick! Now that you have a general idea of what a limerick is, watch The Limerick Song (below) to learn all the rules of limerick writing.   You can also view this video directly on Vimeo. Next--on to the rules!
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A Limerick Is a Rhyme Just in Time for St. Patty's

Nick, the Limerick Maker   Hark, ye lasses and lads, it's that time of year when leprechauns plan merry mischief in the green fields and woods. It's also time for Imagine Learning's annual limerick contest. Here's one to get you started: There once was a young lad named Nick Who loved to perform a neat trick: He crafted a rhyme— So fine; so sublime, And called it his best limerick. Can you beat Nick at his rhyming game? We're betting you can. And you'll learn all about rhyming in the bargain! So, what should your subject be?
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Limericks for the lads and lasses

It’s the wonderful time of year again To get some paper and pull out a pen, Draft up a ditty, If you think you’re witty, Then share it with a special friend. St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and we want to include you in our celebration with another limerick contest!  If you participated last year then you will recall special consideration was given to limericks with an educational flavor. If you think you can handle the challenge, show us your seriously superb stuff! We look forward to a litany of lighthearted limericks.
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