Katy Ate a Crate of Dates
A Tongue Twister
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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