“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!