Katy Ate a Crate of Dates

A Tongue Twister

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Katy ate a crate of eighty
“rated Grade A” dates.
(Grade A dates are rated “Grade A”
mainly for their weights.)

Eighty dates made plates and plates
and Katy ate all eighty.
Katy met her fate that date,
and now the crate holds Katy.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2008. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Food Poems, Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Assonance, Narrative Poems, Wordplay


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