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||Backward Poetry, House Cat
Print Poetry Backwards
By Brenda B. Covert
Playing with words can be fun. You might make up a new word game. You might invent a new kind of poem! I made up Backward Poetry. I made it up just for you! Now you can be a poet. It's easy!
Nursery rhymes rhyme. Other poems for children often rhyme as well. The rhyming words fall at the end
of lines. Backward poetry is different. Lines begin
with rhyming words in backward poetry! Here is an example:
House Cat Cat
in the window Fat
ball of fluff Spat
at a passing dog Scat
, dog, scat!
You need a list of rhyming words. You choose the words you like best. You put each word on its own line. Then you write a phrase or sentence with each word. It is as simple as that! This next example has only three lines. It is about arson. Arson is a word for setting fires that are against the law.
no more buildings Turn
away from crime Learn
to be kindParagraphs 4 to 8:
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