Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense

Introduce your class to the delights of nonsense poetry and explore literary devices with the writing of Edward Lear. Learners identify rhyme and meter as well as figures of speech, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in "The Owl and the Pussycat" and, in groups, apply those skills to "The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs." They then prepare their own nonsense poems modeled after Lear's work. 

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Grade
4th - 7th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
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