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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!

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!

 

2017 Limerick Contest Rules

What’s a contest without a few rules? Don’t’ worry—they’re not hard to follow.
  1. Write a limerick that has something to do with this year's theme: MY FAVORITE SUBJECT. For example, your limerick might mention reading, math, science, or any subject you love most. We’re excited to see what you come up with!
  2. Teachers, please submit each student’s limerick in the comments below this blog post. Please, only list the first name and final initial of each student, for privacy purposes—or the name of your class (if submitting a group entry).
  3. The deadline is 5 p.m. MST on Thursday, March 16, 2017—so start your limerick now!
  4. Check our blog at 3 p.m. MST on Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) to read the winning entries.
St. Patrick’s Day excitement awaits. May the luck o’ the Irish be with you!

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