Whenever Yaks Play Basketball

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

Whenever yaks play basketball
it isn’t any fun at all.
Their games are always such a snore.
They never shoot. They never score.

It seems they don’t enjoy the sport.
They never run around the court.
Instead they simply settle back
and yak, and yak, and yak, and yak.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Animal Poems, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Anthropomorphism & Personification, Assonance, Descriptive Poems, Imagery, Onomatopoeia, Pun Poems

 


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider


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