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I need this for an asignment and I've been reading some of these poems and liked them very much. I used a couple for my anthology, Please get back to me on this it is URGENT!!!! Ive asked some other poem sight and had no answer. YOU ARE MY LAST CHANCE!!!!!!! HELP!!!! Tammy
-- Anonymous, August 12, 2001
When I was in sixth grade (back in the almost dark ages), my teacher had a poem that started: Three little words, you often see are articles: a, an, and the. A nouns the name of anything: a person, place, or thing. It went on describing all parts of speech. I am searching for a copy of this to help my grandchildren as I can't remember it!
-- Anonymous, April 08, 2002
the poem is called grammar in a nutshell...
-- Anonymous, August 02, 2004
Here's the complete poem:
Grammar In a Nutshell
Three little words you often see Are articles - an, a, and the.
A noun is the name of anything As school, or garden, hoop, or swing.
Adjectives tell the kind of noun, As great, small, pretty, white, or brown.
Instead of nouns the pronouns stand - Her head, his face, your arm, my hand.
Verbs tell of something being done - To read, count, laugh, sing, jump, or run.
How things are done the adverbs tell, As slowly, quickly, ill, or well.
Conjunctions join the words together As men and women, wind or weather.
The prepositions stand before A noun, as in or through the door.
The interjections show surprise As Oh! How pretty! Ah! How wise!
The whole are called the nine parts of speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach.
-- Anonymous, January 16, 2005