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Alliterative Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

Pear Tree


By Josie Whitehead

Penelope Pigglewiggle's Pear

Penelope Pigglewiggle picked a ripe pear
    As it sat on a tree in the sun.
She looked at its colour, its shape and its size,
    And took a quick mouthful for fun.

'Ouch!' came a voice from Penelope’s pear.
    'Your teeth have cut into my skin!'
So how could she eat a pear that could speak?
     Oh that would be more than a sin!

Penelope Pigglewiggle soon dropped the pear.
     I think you or I would, for sure.
She went in the house to get far away 
    Without eating one mouthful more.

Much later, she looked in her garden again
    To see if the pear was still there,
But, a party of pigeons were eating it up!
    Oh, for certain, those birds didn’t care.

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SOME HOMEWORK:  Alliteration happens when you have several words one after another which start with the same letter.  It doesn't have to be names, but names are fun.  Keep an alliteration page in your exercise book and write down the alliteration which you see in my poems and there are hundreds of poems which contain this wonderful poetical ingredient.  You can also enjoy making up alliterative names too.  Betty's Butty is one, but there are hundreds of others in my poems, especially names.  Have lots of fun with poetry.  Josie 


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