Hap-the-Happy-Hyphenator

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

I’m-Hap-the-Happy-Hyphenator.
Hyphens-are-my-thing.
I-like-the-way-they-give-my-words-
that-extra-bit-of-zing.

I-really-can’t-explain-it,-
but-it-makes-me-feel-just-great.
And-so,-no-matter-what-I-write,
I-always-hyphenate.

I-do-not-like-parentheses.
Quotation-marks-are-dull.
Apotrophes-and-colons-drive-me-
right-out-of-my-skull.

I-do-not-need-the-angle-bracket,
question-mark-or-slash.
I’d-love-to-stay-and-tell-you-more-
but-now-I-have-to-dash—–

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters, Wordplay

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Punctuation, Wordplay

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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