'Please Mrs Hemmingway, what is a noun?'
Is it the name of your road or the name of your town?
Is it those in your family like ‘Mum’ or like ‘Dad’?'
The teacher said: 'Georgia - you’ve got it! Not bad!'
Then Jessica said: 'Is a fairy a noun?
Or a goblin, a witch, a magician or clown?'
The teacher replied: 'Yes, it’s all of those things –
And a slide is a noun, and a ball and a swing.'
A noun is a name that we give to all things:
To everyday objects and to princes and kings;
To the things that we see and to all that we hear;
To the things that we like and those that we fear.
Each thing with a name, be it small, be it big,
From a song that we hear to a little pink pig,
Is also a noun – and yes, you are one too.
So think of more nouns and I’ll wish you adieu!
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