Famous Poems Rewritten as Limericks

Bad Gods | Famous Poems Rewritten as Limericks

The Raven

There once was a girl named Lenore
And a bird and a bust and a door
And a guy with depression
And a whole lot of questions
And the bird always says “Nevermore.”

What a great project for all sorts of reasons and it doesn’t have to be just poems you could do novel or short stories or even speeches (I Have a Dream as a limerick?)

You’d get students

  • learning limericks and other poetry skils
  • really analyzing the work they’re limericking (I know that’s not a word- humor me)
  • getting to the essence of the work they’re analyzing
  • having fun
  • creating a shareable product
  • something that’s easy and quick to grade but deep in terms of processing and creativity

It could also work for explaining scientific principals, historical events/people etc. Lots of options.

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