In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

THE NINE PARTS OF SPEECH


A POEM FOR CHILDREN (Attributed to John Neale, 1886)
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 tell the kind of noun,

As great, small, pretty, white or brown.
Instead of nouns the PRONOUNS stand,

Her head, his face, our arms, your hand.
VERBS tell of something being done,

To read, count, sing, laugh jump or run.
How things are done the ADVERBS tell,

As slowly, quickly, ill or well.
CONJUNCTIONS join the nouns together,

As men and children, wind and weather.
The PREPOSITION stands before

A noun, as in or through a door.
The INTERJECTION shows surprise,

As oh! how pretty! ah! how wise!
The whole are called 'nine parts of speech',


Which reading, writing, speaking teach.

No comments:

Post a Comment