WORD Poems

Since we are beginning our new school year with Rocket Writes a Story (and we all know that Rocket LOVES words!), I thought it might be a good idea to read a poems about…WORDS!

Words

PRIMER LESSON

Look out how you use proud words,
When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back.

They wear long boots, hard boots; they walk off proud; they can’t hear you calling—‘
Look out how you use proud words.

by Carl Sandburg

  • Proverbs 6 talks about things that God hates.  What are the first words of verse 17?
    Do you know what the word “haughty” means?
  • Name two ways that “proud words” are personified in this poem.
  • Why do you think the author used “long boots, hard boots” instead of say, slippers?
  • Do you know what the word “primer” means?   It means something that is important to learn.
    Why do you think this poem is entitled, Primer Lesson?

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