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Trees

Joyce Kilmer

This poem eloquently describes the beauties of a tree as it progresses through the changing seasons.  It proclaims that people can make trees seem pretty, but only God can make them truly beautiful.

Children and Parents

Ogden Nash

This couplet gives a humorous explanation of a child’s purpose in life – to ignore their parents every request.  

Garbage

Bruce Lansky

Lansky has created an acrostic poem from something everyone can relate with – trash.  This is the perfect model to show children that not all acrostics are written using a name.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Eugene Field

This poem is the perfect bedtime story for children.  A great lullaby that has been heard for many years.

The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost

In my opinion, one of Frost’s greatest works.  A delightful poem about making choices and weighing them heavily.  Originally meant to mock a friend, it has since taken on a very serious, somber tone.

Paul Revere’s Ride

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This poem is a ballad that tells the story of how Paul Revere alerted his fellow Americans that the British Army was coming to attack.  Most of us are

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