When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

When rattlesnakes wear roller skates
it’s quite a sight to see.
They figure skate in figure eights

They spin their partners round and round
and throw them through the air,
then swing them down around the ground
with fluidness and flair.

They slide and glide from side to side
revolving all the while.
They skip and flip and zoom and zip
with elegance and style.

But skates for snakes are big mistakes
for, as they loop and leap,
they always land like pretzels in
a tied and twisted heap.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 6

Topics: Animal Poems, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Anthropomorphism & Personification, Assonance, Descriptive Poems, Rhyme Schemes


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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