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teaching kids how to write a funny poem [Jun. 8th, 2006|02:26 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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'The children’s poet Jack Prelutsky wrote a book of poetry entitled A Pizza the Size of the Sun. Jack Prelutsky is widely known for his use of exaggeration, and this book title is just one example. A real pizza usually has to be small enough to fit on a table or inside a pizza box. Saying that the pizza is much larger than normal is one way of exaggerating about it. Saying that the pizza is as large as the sun is an extreme exaggeration.'

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-06-15 07:42 am (UTC)

Children's poems

Haven't heard of Jack P., but I'll look him up. Children find poetry quite difficult to write because it goes against other skills they've been taught.
Have you come across Michael Rosen, an English poet who writes for children? He tackles subjects close to their experience like annoying parents,school,sport etc.He always makes me laugh.
See you later for the footie?
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