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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Snow Is Slowly Settling Down

Snow is slowly settling down
Cluttered clouds look like a crown.
No one knows the nameless night
When we wandered weak and wild.

Susie Sings A Silly Song

Susie sings a silly song.
Lisa listens all along.
Wendy wants to wait for Wil.
Mark meets Mary by the mill.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Santa Poem

Santa is quiet, he went on a diet.
The doctor had told him: “You’ve got to lose weight.”
He cut out the jelly, he lost his big belly,
He put on a suit and he went on a date.

Friday, 6 November 2009

The Christmas Bunny

Easter bunny? Me? No way.
I'm a bunny every day.
I am pink and soft and funny.
I could be the Christmas bunny!

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Thursday, 5 November 2009

The Crocodile Poem

I'm a reptile but I have style.
I have white teeth and a great smile,
I am the rocker of the Nile.
They call me Croco-Rockodile.

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

A Seahorse Is Not A Cat

A seahorse is not a cat
You can't keep it in the flat.
If you want one for indoors
Go and get a plush seahorse.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

What Rhymes With 'Orange'?

What rhymes with 'orange'?
Some would answer 'porridge'. 
If you can't find other rhyme, 
Go and get lemon and lime. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

What Rhymes With Cute

What rhymes with cute?
Lute, flute and mute.
Root, shoot and fruit,
Foot, boot and suit.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

I have such a lovely figure
And I'm named after a king,
I wish I were a little bigger
But you can't have everything.

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Being A Pet Isn't Easy

Being a pet isn't easy
As the kids keep me so busy
There is never a dull hour
Cause they use me as a shower.

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Friday, 15 May 2009

Two Little Bunnies

Two little bunnies are walking down the street
Showing happy faces to all the folks they meet.
Mary keeps on laughing: "Oh, aren't they sweet"?
Looking at the bunny slippers on her feet.

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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Elenore the Turtle

Elenore the turtle likes her little house. 
She is very friendly but quiet as a mouse. 
She doesn't mind a walk if you can keep her pace. 
But she will never win a Formula 1 race. 

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Please, Could Anybody Tell Me

Please, could anyone tell me,
Since I'm not too good at Math,
How old should a puppy be
Before its first bath?

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Thursday, 7 May 2009

Alliteration Example In Poems

Alliteration is a common figure of speech used in poetry and not only. Basically, it involves starting two or more words in a line with the same letter in order to create a certain 'musical' effect. Nursery rhymes are often ideal to illustrate alliteration poems. Sometimes you don't have to go any further than that to understand the concept and get a feel of it. Here are a few alliteration examples in poems  (I marked the repeating letter in different colours for an easier grasp):

Snow is slowly settling down
Cluttered clouds look like a crown. 
No one knows the nameless night
When we wandered weak and wild.  

Susie sings a silly song. 
Lisa listens all along. 
Wendy wants to wait for Wil. 
Mark meets Mary by the mill. 

Lily loves the little lake
Where the lovely lilies grow
Keith can cook a crumbling cake
Sue sings solo in the snow.

Sometimes the sounds in an alliteration are marked by different letters that are pronounced in the same way (k / c) or even by combinations of letters that are pronounced like a single sound (n / kn). 

The repeating letter can also be used in the middle of a word for a more musical effect or when it is difficult to find a word starting with that letter in the context (like in "Lisa listens all along"). 

You Like To Sneeze, I Like To Freeze

You like to sneeze, I like to freeze. 
Let us be friends and play at ease. 
You have a boat, I like to float. 
If you are cold, hide under my coat. 

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Sue Can Count To Two

Sue can count to two,
Lee can count to three.
You can count to four,
I can count to... more!

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Saturday, 14 March 2009

The Little Lamb

I'm just a little lamb, I'm told,
I'm neither strong, nor fierce, nor bold,
I don't know much about the world.
But I can hug you when you're cold.

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Candy Bunny

I love kids and kids adore me,
Cause I'm playful, soft and funny.
If you need a friend, just call me
And I'll be your Candy Bunny.

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Friday, 13 March 2009

The Blue Octoplush

I am cuddly, blue and sweet,
Though some would call me a "geek"
You will love me when we meet,
I can sing and even speak.

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Flopsie the Meerkat

I am smaller than a cat
But have a large family
I am cute as cute can be
I'm Flopsie the Meerkat

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