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Every name is called a noun...Grammar poem

Discussion in 'Primary' started by josalmon201o, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. When i was at school, i was given a grammar poem, which started:

    Every name is called a noun, as street and fountain, field and town,
    In place of noun the pronoun stands, as HE and SHE can clap their hands...

    Does anyone know the rest of the poem? I would really like for my Year 5 children to have it, but can't remember the whole thing!
     
  2. When i was at school, i was given a grammar poem, which started:

    Every name is called a noun, as street and fountain, field and town,
    In place of noun the pronoun stands, as HE and SHE can clap their hands...

    Does anyone know the rest of the poem? I would really like for my Year 5 children to have it, but can't remember the whole thing!
     
  3. THE PARTS OF SPEECH

    Every name is called a NOUN,
    As field and fountain, street and town;

    In place of noun the PRONOUN stands
    As he and she can clap their hands;

    The ADJECTIVE describes a thing,
    As magic wand and bridal ring;

    The VERB means action, something done -
    To read, to write, to jump, to run;

    How things are done, the ADVERBS tell,
    As quickly, slowly, badly, well;

    The PREPOSITION shows relation,
    As in the street, or at the station;

    CONJUNCTIONS join, in many ways,
    Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase;

    The INTERJECTION cries out, 'Hark!
    I need an exclamation mark!'

    Through Poetry, we learn how each
    of these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH.

     
  4. NINE PARTS OF SPEECH

    Three little words you often see
    Are articles - a, an, and the.

    A noun's the name of anything
    As school or garden, hoop or swing.

    Adjectives describe 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 to be done -
    To read, count, sing, to laugh 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 preposition stands before
    A noun, as in or through a door.

    The interjection shows surprise,
    As Oh! How pretty! Oh! How wise!

    The whole are called nine parts of speech,
    Which reading, writing, speaking teach.

     
  5. Thank you so much! And thanks for the super fast response!
     
  6. invincible

    invincible New commenter

    How I learnt it, many moons ago:

    A noun's the name of anything
    As school or garden, book or swing.

    An adjective the noun describes
    As (and this is the bit I forget!)

    A pronoun stands instead of a noun
    As she instead of Sarah Brown.

    A verb tells us of anything done
    As jump or skip or walk or run.

    An adverb tells how, why, when or where
    As she followed silently and he sat there.

    A preposition stands the noun before
    As in or through or round the door.

    A conjunction joins the words together
    As men and women, wind or weather.

    An interjection shows surprise
    As oh! how pretty, ah! how wise.
     
  7. These poems are great! Thanks.
     

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