||[Apr. 13th, 2011|07:34 am]
solan_t posted about a nursery rhyme she found online from some remembered line. This prompted me to try again to find the annoying poem that Mrs Sawyer had us memorize in 4th grade (I hate memorizing) and never tested us on. I could only remember a snippet, but finally Google has caught up with my search attempts and now I present you with the poem I had to memorize, and 30 years later could only remember part of one line. |
THE NINE PARTS OF SPEACH BY JOHN NEALE
Three little words we often see,
An ARTICLE, a, an, and the.
NOUN'S the name of anything,
As school, or garden, hoop or string.
ADJECTIVES tell the kind of noun,
As great, small, pretty, white or brown.
Instead of nouns the PRONOUN stand,
John's head, his face, my arm, your hand.
How things are done, the ADVERBS tell,
As slowly, quickly, ill or well.
A PREPOSITION stands before
A noun, as in, or through a door.
CONJUNCTIONS join the nouns together,
As men and children, wind and weather.
The INTERJECTION shows surprise,
As Oh, how pretty! Ah, how wise!
The whole are called nine parts of speech!
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.
Included in The Childs' Book of Poetry
Re-issued by The Religions Track Soceity in 1886.