My Penguin

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My penguin looks quite dashing
in his tophat, coat and tails,
with a cummerbund from Macy’s
and a tie from Bloomingdales.

My penguin likes to party
in his dapper black tuxedo,
but whenever he goes swimming
he wears nothing but his Speedo.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 1998. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 10

Topics: Animal Poems

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Imagery


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