A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.
- Choose a Brooklyn Bean Roast or Hot Cocoa flavor and write the first line.
- Look in a rhyming dictionary for words that rhyme with your choice.
- Write line 2 and 5 to rhyme with the first line.
- Now write lines 3 and 4 with a different rhyme.
Some Limerick Tricks:
The first line usually ends with a person’s first name or the name of a place.
The last line is usually funny.
Some Limerick Examples:
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin:
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
– Edward Lear
There was an Old Man of Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
His daughter, called Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
St Patrick’s Day
Mug and Limerick Contest
The first two winners will be selected from the mug contest. Entering this fun photo contest super easy! To enter, simply share your best St Patrick’s Day Mug on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #BBRMUGCONTEST and tagging us. We’re @SwtSthrnSavings on Twitter, @SweetSouthernSavings on Instagram, and Sweet Southern Savings on Facebook.
Here’s one more chance for you to win.
Write a limerick using Brooklyn Bean coffee or hot cocoa names and post it as a comment below! Go to Brooklyn Beans to see the roasts and cocoa flavors. Not sure how to write a limerick? See the tips above for help writing one. They’re Fun and Easy!
The third winner will be randomly selected from all the eligible submissions.
Have Fun! Get the family involved! You may submit up to three original entries per person per contest. However, only one prize per household, per 90-day period. Anyone caught buying votes or attempting in any way interfere with the legitimate outcome of this contest will be disqualified.
Each winner will win a 12 count box of Brookyln Bean Roastery Coffee or Hot Cocoa of their choice.