Snake Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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The onomatopoeia comes from the sound of S which I've used regularly in my poem.  Remember that snakes hiss (sss) when they're afraid as a warning of attack. Ssssss 


The Snake

By Josie Whitehead

Snake (The)

See how he slithers;

     See how he slides.

With swiftness and ease

     He now quietly hides.


See how he watches

     With sharp piercing eyes

And will stealthily pounce,

     For there’s skill in surprise.

See how he swallows;

     Snakes do not have teeth.

Then he’ll slither and slide

     Through scrubland and heath.


See this solitary predator

     Spiral back home,

But tomorrow, surreptitiously,

     He'll set off to roam.

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SNAKE FACTS:  (Snakes are reptiles):

  • Snakes are carnivores (meat eaters).

  • Snakes don't have eyelids.

  • Snakes can't bite food so have to swallow it whole.

  • Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!

  • Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.

  • Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.

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