Grammar Poem Explaining Parts of Speech
Here’s an old, but really great poem explaining the parts of speech…
Poem about the Parts of Speech 

Three little words we often see
Are Articles, aan and the.

A Noun’s the name of any thing,
As school, or gardenhoop, or swing.

Adjectives tell the kind of Noun,
As greatsmallprettywhite, or brown.

Instead of Nouns the Pronouns stand—
Her fan, his face, my arm, your hand.

Verbs tell of something being done—
To readwritecountsingjump, or run.

How things are done the Adverbs tell,
As slowlyquicklyill, or well.

Conjunctions join the words together,
As men and children, wind or weather.

The Preposition stands before
A Noun—as, in or through a door.

The Interjection shows surprise,
As Oh! how pretty, Ah! how wise.

The whole are called nine parts of Speech,
Which ReadingWritingSpeaking, teach.

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One Response to “Grammar Poem Explaining Parts of Speech”

  1. A University Professor Says:

    I learned this poem when I was 11. I was in the 6th grade. That was 62 years ago! I still know it. I teach Elementary Writing to international students and they do not know the parts of speech. I have gone back in my memory and pulled out this poem and sentence diagramming to help them with their sentence structure. English is a very difficult language to learn but once a student breaks the code, they do great. I just have to figure out what the code is. Maybe it is English (American) films.

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