Remember those little books that as kids we inserted nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives to create funny stories and anecdotes? Of course you remember Mad Libs.
Today (Anna helped generate this little idea), I’ve taken a poem and eliminated some key words, but you’ll input the missing noun, adverb, adjective, etc. and create a new Frankenstein creation. I can’t wait to see them all.
Here’s the first one:
More Nonsense Limerick 87 by Edward Lear
There was an old (Noun) of Stroud,
Who (verb) horribly jammed in a crowd;
Some she slew with a (noun),
Some (noun) scrunched with a stick,
That (adjective) old person of Stroud.
Here’s the second one:
The Thrush by Fay Inchfawn
Across the land came a (adjective) word
When the earth (verb) bare and lonely,
And I sit and (verb) of the joyous (noun),
For ’twas I who heard, I only!
Then (noun) came by, of the gladsome days,
Of (amount) a wayside posy;
For a (noun) (verb) where the wild (noun) sleeps,
And the willow wands are (adjective)!
Oh! the time to be! When the (noun) are (adjective),
When the primrose-gold is lying
‘Neath the hazel (noun), where the catkins sway,
And the dear south (noun) comes sighing.
My (noun) and I, we shall (verb) a (noun),
So snug and warm and cosy,
When the kingcups gleam on the meadow (noun),
Where the (noun plural) are rosy!
Please leave your madlibs in the comments below.
You can also generate a random Madlib poem at Language is a Virus.