May 31st, 2011
Now you can listen to a recording of The Owl and the Pussycat. The poem was written and illustrated by English poet Edward Lear. Click the link above to hear it recited and then read along with the illustrated poem below. THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT. I. The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea […]
July 23rd, 2010
There was a young maid who said, “Why Can’t I look in my ear with my eye? If I put my mind to it, I’m sure I can do it, You never can tell till you try.” ~Limerick by Edward Lear ~Collage Drawing by Lila
April 9th, 2010
Edward Lear made limericks popular in England in the mid 19th century with his “A Book of Nonsense” (1846). It contained limericks that he wrote and illustrated. Here are 4 of them with pictures and recordings. There was a Young Lady of Troy, Whom several large flies did annoy; Some she killed with a […]
March 15th, 2007
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a little information about limericks. A limerick is a five-line poem, with the rhyming pattern A-A-B-B-A. In other words, lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme with each other. They usually have 7-11 syllables per line. Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other and have 5-8 syllables per […]
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100 Songs With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
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