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ABC poems help kids learn the alphabet

Updated on March 11, 2012

Towering Success!

As easy as building blocks.
As easy as building blocks.

Learning the basics

The ABC poem is also called an alphabet poem but for the purpose of this article we will be called it an ABC poem. The ABC poem is generally considered a child's form of poetry. But a true master of the form will mask the poems form so well, that most readers will not even realize that the poem is an ABC's poem. It is a fairly easy poem to remember the form and rules to. Each line begins with the next letter of the alphabet, line one start with the letter A and line two starts with a B and so on and so forth. This is also a great form for teaching children the alphabet and working to develop the child or children's imagination. I know a first grader teacher who works on learning the alphabet and has fun with this form of poetry, involving the whole class and making a group activity out of making a poem.

Building blocks for ABC's

This poem is a very simple form to write. There are many different ways this may be written, and probably one of the best is to try to create some of your own side rules to associate with a specific poem and change these rules up consistently. There are any number of side rules that one may associate with a poem, here are several examples:

  • The poem is to describe the title of the poem.
  • Twelve line breaks will be used, attempting to do so cleverly enough that people will not realize this is an ABC poem.
  • Participate with another person, choose a topic and alternate lines.
  • Begin every line with a noun.

These are all pretty simple goals to attempt to achieve and by setting goals and pushing yourself you will improve. This is also a great form to teach yourself more words and alternative words. Break out the thesaurus and dictionary and challenge yourself to use new words. This is also an opportunity to reinforce the definition of a word or phrase.

One of my other selfs

This is a poem I wrote under a different name but it shows a good example of an ABC poem.

Boyfriend Begone

A blue day with blue skies and white clouds,

blowing passed as I stand shocked still.

Cold burning to my soul as you walk away with

denim jeans pre-faded as I should have noted you were

easing away - just blur into the crowd.

Fudge! What was I thinking?

Guys, I do not understand and

he felt so right to me.

Initiative was off, again or again again.

Jerk, him - maybe me...

Kicked from the side in the head on this one

looking for a friend and just lost

more. My focus on life.

No more! No more distractions. Get up, get moving,

open the doors to possibilities of life,

please, don't stumble on a simple threshold.

Quit looking back, force myself. Catching stride with life.

Rippling wind cools my face, feeling the

sun energizes me, motivates me, pushes me forward;

towards family and shortly lost friends that I'm

unable to look in the eye at first. I'm glad they're

visibly happy to be there, with me, hug me, help me.

Women and men that have walked and will walk down my life's

xyst - our bare feet green from the grass called experience.

Yelling with pleasure as we look around and realize

zero have passed from this tight central group, all remain.

Reading and Writing

To improve your writing, you need to keep reading and writing. The ABC form of poem can help you learn new words as well as create unique challenges to experiment with an easy form of poem to push yourself in writing style and method. I will always tell people they need to keep reading and writing to improve. If you do not have an account with hubpages I would suggest that you do sign up and write. Get feedback from others - it helps to write with the lights on instead of in the dark. Let me know if you join because I would love to follow you and see what you are doing.


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      Maham khan 4 years ago

      ya its good , I like it

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      Chris Andrews 5 years ago from Norwalk, Ohio

      Thank you!

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      bb 5 years ago

      you rock

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      Chris Andrews 6 years ago from Norwalk, Ohio

      I appreciate the comment Eiddwen. I have been absent for some time, but I am hoping to be writing more again.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting and thanks for sharing.

      I now look forward to reading many more hubs by you,plus a vote up for this one withoput a doubt.

      Take care


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      Chris Andrews 6 years ago from Norwalk, Ohio

      I enjoy it every once in awhile. For kids it is great for helping them learn the abc's and word-play. For adults try to write it so others don't even know it is following the ABC's.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      I have never known about ABC poem. I scribble, take notes and write epigrams which I call poem. I believe reading as much as we can and getting feedback are two most important aspects of writing.