How to Write Alliteration Poems for Kids | Pumpkin Patch Poem
How to Write Alliteration Poems for Kids
Alliteration is fun to use when writing poems. Pumpkin Patch is an example of an alliteration poem that started with just one thought while I was watching rain drops dripping down on the leaves outside my living room window today. “Pitter patter” came to mind, then somehowpa rain drops, puddles, pumpkin patch and rotting rinds followed. I quickly wrote them down and tried to connect them to create a picture with words. As I was writing, a picture came into my head of the fun times my family had throughout the years pumpkin picking in local pumpkin patches and how this year there won’t be as many pumpkins because of all the rain we’ve had lately. To begin writing your alliteration poem, think of a few words that trigger a memory, then write down all the words that come to mind. Make connections with words that have the same beginning sounds to create a picture and you, too, will have written an alliteration poem.
Rainy day rain drops rippling down rotting rinds left behind
softly singing pitter patter on puddles…
where once planted pumpkins patiently waited for picking
as sounds of silly sons’ and giggly girls’ excitement echoed
across the pumpkin patch now fastly fading with Fall…
where soon seeds will settle in the soil to
wait out Winter and wake in Spring
in hopes a sunny Summer will grow
our pumpkin patch again.
© 2011 Barbara R. Johnson
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