Poetry for beginners, teachers and children

Copyright Angela Yardy 2010


This one has many different figurative elements and a worksheet too.

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Rhythm Poetry Why Rhyme? Rhyme & Rhythm Rhyme Patterns Meet the Lemurs poem Cobwebs Minibeasts Shell Poor Little Pit Pony World War 2 Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary Summary of Different Forms Acrostics Swinton Queen Primary World War Two Animal Rescue Alphabetical Alien Invasion Picture This Alphabet Poems
List Poems
Kennings Haiku Free Verse Shape Poems

Learn about Rhyme and Rhythm

Poetry Workshops & Competition Winners

World War Two - Year 5

Free Subject Choice

Mining - Year 3 & 4

Learn about Different Poetry Forms







My Schizophrenic Cat Striving for Success

Free verse



Guessing Game Trapper Boy




Evacuee's Postcard Home Toddler - Good and Bad I'm a ? Letter from Goldilocks Child's Letter To God The Royal Reply

Letter Poems

A Royal Apology Unashamed Blob Evacuee A Royal Pardon

The Royal Trilogy

Which Car? Bonfire Night Tears of Rain Dancing Leaves Whatever the Weather













Escalating Ambition Opposites

Funny Poems

Alphabetical Alien Invasion Beware the Knicker Nickers Letter from Goldilocks Ministry of Defence Calling Unashamed Blob Animal Rescue My Bogie Collection Seek & Ye Shall Find A Royal Apology The Royal Reply A Royal Pardon My Sister is a Bookworm Alternative Nursery Rhymes Bradley Mulladley Mulloon Alliteration Al Who Pushed Humpty A Wii Celebration A Bitter Pill The Foul Creature A Poem for the Teacher Healthy Food My Mum's Menagerie Things are Looking Sideways

Silly Poems from my Imagination

Wish World Worlds Outside My Window Insect Poems Escalating Ambition Which Car? Gran and Grandpa's Sayings A Topsy Turvy World A Child's Letter to God My Pony Jony-Jo Church,but not as we know it

Poems arranged by Subject

Evacuees Postcard Home Shell World War 2 Cobwebs Poor Little Pit Pony World War Two Animal Rescue Minibeasts Picture This I'm A ? Guessing Game Trapper Boy Poems Evacuee Dancing Leaves Tears of Rain Whatever the Weather Lifecycle of a Butterfly Insect Poems My Hero Butterfly Lifecycle Diagram Ministry of Defence Calling Race for Power Coming to my Senses The Full Christmas Story Bonfire Night Sights & Sounds Letter from Goldilocks Spiders Beautiful Butterfly Miner's Best Friend Seaside Senses Good Morning Little Snowdrop The Sun The Sun to the Night Sky A Poetic Nature Trail Healthy Food My Mum's Menagerie Horse:Champion in his Field Child Mine Workers Fitzwilliam Sch: Mining poems


Nature / Creation






World War 2

People and History

Bonfire Night

Queen Primary:WW2 Poems


Making Sense Rhyme&Rhythm Seaside Senses Fitzwilliam Sch: Mining poems

Poems to Encourage and Inspire

All About You I Can't A Poem for the Teacher Power of the Written Word Poetic Nature Trail A River's Journey

Poems to help with Specific Figurative Writing Techniques

Alliteration Summary Alliteration Al Bad Behaviour:Alliteration Zoo Beautiful Butterfly Bonfire Night What Makes a Winner? A Rainbow Poem A Rainbow Poem Cattitude Worried for my Pussycat My Schizophrenic cat Seaside Senses Consonance Classes A Royal Pardon The Royal Reply Bradley Mulladley Muloon Good Morning little Snowdrop

Alliteration is a writing technique which I use very often in my poems, but the following poems are particularly good for recognising and highlighting the technique to children.  

The "Royal" poems are my personal favourites as they are packed with alliteration, assonance and consonance, and the kids love them!

An Unfortunate Poem Creative Writing Ideas Uninspired


Tudor Times Henry's Wives The Real Henry VIII Worlds Outside my Window Wish World Topsy Turvy World Poem for the Teacher

See Tudors below right...

Nursery Rhymes

Alternative Nursery Rhymes Laughter & Progress BFF Traditional Nursery Rhymes Who pushed Humpty

Rather than duplicating so many of my poems in this index, see also "silly poems from my imagination" at the top right of this page

The School Caretaker Similes and Metaphors Gran and Grandpa's sayings My Schizophrenic Cat Seaside Senses Sights&Sounds Bonfire Night Onomatopoeia Personification Hyperbole Dancing Leaves Tears of Rain Sounds&Sights Bonfire Night Seaside Senses Good Morning Little Snowdrop The Sun Waiting for the Evening Bus Tudor Times Tears of Rain Millicent the Millipede

The poems marked with "W" have a worksheet too.





Word Play A Wii Celebration A Poetic Nature Trail Henry's Wives Newspaper Word Play Word Play Jokes Game Healthy Food Striving for Success My Mum's Menagerie Things are Looking Sideways

Poems demonstrating word play...

Some games to have fun with word play...

Poetry Index About Me Contact Me Guestbook A River's Journey A River's Journey A River's Journey Ghastly Gases Knowing God by Name

Also full of alliteration

ABC of Tudor Times ABC of Tudor Times My Tudor Research Henry the Eighth's Wives Tudor - Rich and Poor Tudor - Rich and Poor From Prince to King Rotherham Ambassador


Bonfire Night Christmas Nativity Scripts Nursery Rhyme Harvest HARVEST- perfomance poem Thanksgiving Song Harvest Poems&Songs Picturing Autumn Thoughts


Picturing Autumn Thoughts Ashwood Primary

Free Subject Choice

Bonfire Senses Poem

Ryecroft Infant School Rosehill Junior School

Free Subject Choice

Mothers Day Poems&Songs My Homebaked Mum Someone Special You're My Mum/Special

Brand new Mothers day poems under "Poems arranged by subject" in the right hand column


A Healthy Food Rainbow


Swinton Queen Primary Our Safe Place