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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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