Abrocat the Acrobat

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

I’m Abrocat the acrobat
my shows are sure to please.
I practice my gymnastics act
on tightrope and trapeze.

I swing on things like ropes and rings.
I somersault and skip.
You’ll be entranced to see me dance.
It’s fair to say you’ll flip.

I fly up there with feline flair
and when my show’s complete,
I end my act with skin intact
by landing on my feet.

I’m not at all afraid to fall
and never need a net.
The only things that frighten me
are dogs, and getting wet.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems, Circus, Poems about Kooky Characters, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Anthropomorphism & Personification, Assonance, Rhyme Schemes


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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