The _________ is a naming word,
Its pockets full of labels -
It sticks them on to objects,
Like cabbages and tables.
It labels all the people:
Boy, girl, woman ,man.
And places: Ethiopia,
West Bromwich and Japan.
The __________ names all the animals,
From rhino to mosquito;
And without it all Creation
Would go round incognito.
Is this a poem about verbs, nouns or adjectives?
The _______ is a doing word -
A hyperactive whizz -
It bounds around, it leaps it crawls, it creeps,
And sometimes it just IS.
is this a poem about adverbs, nouns or verbs?
Do you need added colour?
Reflective shine an bounce?
Lively lustrous body
For your limp and lifeless nouns?
Just open your thesaurus -
Each fun-packed entry gives
A sparkling bright selection
Is this a poem about prepositions, adjectives or adverbs?
Here's a health to that humble technician
Who ensures our syntactic precision.
Every by, for or from
He'll provide with aplomb,
So it's up with and to _____________
Is this a poem about prepositions, pronouns or nouns?
When noun is feeling overworked,
Or just a little low,
And needs someone to take its place,
It calls upon a pro.
I, you, he, she, my, mine, they, we,
This, that, them, theirs, you, your -
The ___________ stands in for them all:
The ultimate actor.
Is this a poem about prepositions, adverbs or pronouns?
When you've got the bare bones of a sentence,
But the detail is scarcely "de trop"
Do you want to be put in the picture?
Ask the _________, the chap in the know.
Perhaps you'd like details on manner
(Such as slowly, or sweetly, or fast?)
Or maybe the lowdown on timing
(Now or then? yesterday? first or last?)
You could ask for some background on places
(Here? there? everywhere? left or right?)
Or for detailed degrees of description
(Was that very? or somewhat? or quite?)
If it's how, where or when that you're after
To give your account blow by blow,
Ask the sentence's roving reporter -
The ___________, the chap in the know.
Is this a poem about adverbs, verbs or adjectives?
Created by Sarah Holmes almost 3 years ago