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‘Please do not feed the animals…’

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This poem is full of lovely rhymes. Every two lines rhyme. They are called rhyming couplets. Try and write a poem called ‘Do Feed The Animals’ and make up 5 rhyming couplets. For example here are two we have made up:


1. Do feed the kangaroos

Nice cold igloos


2. And give the bears

Big squashed pears

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Please do not feed the ostriches
sandwiches

or the polar bears
éclairs.

Do not offer the wombats
kumquats

or the rattle-snakes
fruit-cakes.

Remember that piranhas
are not allowed bananas

or partridges
sausages.

Never approach a stork
with things on a fork

or the bustard
with a plate of custard

No leopard
likes anything peppered

and meerkats
dislike Kit Kats.

Remember that grapes
upset apes

and meringues
do the same for orang-utans.

Most importantly–
do not feed the cheetah

your teacher.

‘Please do not feed the animals…’

by Robert Hull