I Hypnotized the Teacher
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I hypnotized the teacher
in our classroom yesterday.
I think it worked! He’s started
doing everything I say.
I said he was a chicken.
He began to crow and cluck.
And then he started quacking
when I said he was a duck.
It made my classmates laugh
to see the teacher act so funny.
He hopped and nibbled carrots
when I said he was a bunny.
I said he was a fierce,
ferocious, giant dinosaur.
It worked, but now he won’t do
what I tell him anymore.
Our class is now directed by
this stomping, roaring creature.
I recommend that you don’t ever
hypnotize your teacher.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 3
Topics: Animal Poems, School Poems
Poetic Techniques: Imagery, Irony, Narrative Poems
From the book The Elephant Repairman
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