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Wheeler English

Lines & Rhymes: Letter-Perfect Poem

Remember Sally who sold sea-shells by the sea shore?

Peter, who picked a peck of pickled peppers?

Remember when Sesame Street was brought to you by your favorite letter?

If this rings a bell, you'll love "letter-perfect" poems, which use alliteration to tire things together (like your tongue).

Here"s what to do:

  • Pick a letter of the alphabet
  • List a bunch of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs which begin with you letter. Use a dictionary for ideas.
  • Say your words aloud as you compile them, savoring their sound
  • Arrange and rearrange until the form pleases you.

Here is an example:

Proud as
Peacocks, we
People are.
Patient, able to
Plow through any
Problem. Together
Part of a
Popular family.