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I Went to the Barber

From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I went to the barber.
He cut off my hair,
which would have been great,
but he didn't stop there.

He slipped with his scissors.
He snipped with his shears,
and cut off my eyebrows
and both of my ears.

I jumped in my seat
causing several more slips;
he cut off my nose
and my cheeks and my lips.

With one final slip-up
he cut off my head,
and that is the reason
I ended up dead.

So kids, if your dad tells you,
"You need a trim,"
just pull out this poem
and show it to him.

As soon as he reads this,
I'm willing to bet,
that that's the last haircut
that you'll ever get.

--Kenn Nesbitt

 


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My Hippo Has the Hiccups


Comments

On Jun 10, 2014 swayze from canada wrote:
i love this poem it is so funny
On Mar 19, 2014 ZOE from USA wrote:
I love your poem
On Feb 26, 2014 tayla from somewhere wrote:
I will never go get a haircut at the barber again just at home I will just get a trim there at the barber at home I will get a long haircuts.
On Feb 24, 2014 skyler from whyoming wrote:
I will show my mom this poem ,that will be my last haircut!
On Feb 24, 2014 anna from hollywood wrote:
My last haircut!

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Reading Level of this Poem

Teachers may find this information useful. Please note that Lexile Measures are intended for prose, not poetry. So, technically, the Lexile Measure of any poem should be NP (for non-prose). Nevertheless, this information is frequently requested, so I provide the Lexile Measure for this poem as if it were prose. The Grade Level Average, below, may be a more accurate guide to the reading level of this poem.

Lexile Text Measure: 770L
  
 Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 4.5
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 3.2
Gunning-Fog Index: 6.3
SMOG Index: 2.7
Automated Readability Index: 3.3
Grade Level Average: 4
  
 Text Statistics
Word Count: 118 words
Line Count: 24 lines
Average Line Length: 4.9 words
Average Sentence Length: 14.8 words
Average Word Length: 3.7 letters
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