Melinda Made a Snowman

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Melinda made a snowman,
which she gave a carrot nose.
She placed some rubber boots
on what she figured were his toes.
Melinda gave him charcoal eyes,
and after one last pat,
upon her snowman’s frozen head
she placed her father’s hat.
She thought him nearly finished
and then as an final note,
she took her father’s favorite tie
and draped it ’round his throat.
Melinda was so proud of him,
she rushed upstairs with glee.
She hollered to her mom and dad
to, “hurry, come and see!”
But by the time they came downstairs
Melinda cried and cried.
“Melinda,” mom and dad said,
“snowmen must be made outside.”

 — Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family, Poems about Kooky Characters, Seasonal Poems

Poetic Techniques: Dialogue, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems


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