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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Barlow the Buffalo

Barlow the buffalo
blew a big bubble of gum.
He balanced the blob
of it on his bum.

     This poem uses consonance, the repetition of a single consonant.  I count 11 "b"s in this little quatrain.
Can you pick another consonant, perhaps one from your own name, and write your own poem?

1 comment:

  1. Fun! This poem may introduce readers to a new vocabulary word (bum). Perhaps they could start with a word of the day and go from there. Endless ways to springboard from your model.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!