At Hamster Sam’s Rodeo

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

At Hamster Sam’s Rodeo, tickets are free,
and, oh, the spectactular things that you’ll see.

We’re hamsters with cowboy boots, lassos, and chaps,
sombreros and saddles, bandanas and straps.

We even have hamsters for rodeo clowns,
with red rubber noses and painted-on frowns.

We spend our days racing, and roping, and riding,
and wrestling, and running, and bucking, and sliding.

It’s non-stop excitement and guaranteed thrills,
with action and laughter and drama and spills.

And what’s even better — on top of all that —
we haven’t got horses; we ride on the cat.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 6

Topics: Animal Poems, Circus, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Anthropomorphism & Personification, Assonance, Descriptive Poems, Imagery


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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