Let’s read a poem and study it together!
Not sure how to study a poem? Here are some ideas! Choose one or all of these:
- Read aloud and enjoy the poem
- Neatly write out your favorite stanza for handwriting practice or…
- Copy and paste the poem into your word processor and print it out
- Draw a picture about the poem
Circle or color-code the words that rhyme!
- Read more about the author’s life
- Share with someone you love <3
Since we read one of Edward Lear’s limericks in the Poetry Activity, I thought it would be fun to read another one of his famous poems!
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat;
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the moon above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love!
What a beautiful Pussy you are,—
What a beautiful pussy you are!”
Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl!”
How wonderful sweet you sing!
Oh, let us be married,— too long we have tarried,—
But what shall we do for a ring?”
They sailed away for a year and a day
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a piggy-wig stood
With a ring in the end of his nose,—
With a ring in the end of his nose.
“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one willing
Your ring?” Said the piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined upon mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon,
And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,—
They danced by the light of the moon.
~Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Hungry for more? Check out this week’s…
Poetry Activity (for kids, adults, and everyone in between): Limerick fill-in-the-blank
Advanced Poetry Lesson: Limericks, Week 2
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