WHAT IS A NOUN?

“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 asked the question: “Is a ‘fairy’ a noun?

Or a goblin, a witch, a magician, a clown?”

     The teacher replied: “Yes, it’s all of these 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, 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 – yes, and you are one too,

     You think of more nouns and I’ll wish you adieu!

 

 

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