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 How to write an animal poem 

 

Before you start to write an animal poem

it would be a good idea to read some

poems other poets have written about

animals.

Click on the link below to read some

animal poems.

 

          Animal poems

 

 

Now you have read a few animal poems you can

start to plan out your own poem.

Pick the animal you want to write about

 

Think about

  •  What the animal looks like, its face and                  its body.

  • Where the animal usually lives.

  • How the animal moves.

  • What sounds the animal makes.

  • How and what the animal eats.

  • How the animal reacts to other animals and to humans.

 

Here are some animals to choose from.

 

Wolf           Elephant   Panda        Dog             Ant

Cat              Snake        Crow         Vulture      Tiger   

Swan         Whale         Toad        Dolphin        Hippo

Peacock    Turtle        Goat         Dragon      Rhinoceros

Deer           Fish            Shark         Zebra         Eagle

Cow           Pig             Horse         Sheep        Rabbit

Fox            Badger      Starfish     Seahorse Octopus

 

 

Here are some good words to describe animals  body parts

 

Leg            Arm           Foot                    Head                   Eye Ear             Fur             Hoof           Claw          Talon         Paw     Mane         Horn         Feather           Trunk        Tail Tooth        Scale          Tentacle       Trotter      Snout         Skull          Fang          Pelt                Fleece       Stomach   Wing         Beak                   Belly             Waterspout        Whisker     Tongue      Skin           Nose

 

Here are some good words to describe an animals movements

 

Run          Swoop       Hurtle        Pad            Stalk          Swim

Splash     Climb         Jump         Spring        Soar          Sprint

Lope         Scuttle       Dash          Scamper   Rush          Dart 

Play          Whirl         Leap          Dive           Lunge        Plunge      Clamber        Scramble         Rocket      Wander    Amble        Slink

Fight                   Chase        Brawl        Scrap         Struggle

Tussle        Clash         Hunt          Fly          Flutter       Walk

Strut          Saunter     Stagger     Nuzzle       Eat           Lap

Munch       Gobble      Chop        Guzzle       Roll          Sniff

 

Need more help?

Click on the animals below to find word you could use to write about them.

  Cat   Snake    Eagle Tiger

Bear  

    DogElephant