Tongue twister poems are like advanced language classes. Don’t start with them if you haven’t mastered the basics. You can try, but I’d recommend you don’t.
After having provided you with a bunch of tongue twisters now you can go to the next level with tongue twister poems.
Why Poems with Tongue Twisters?
Well, in fact, a “normal” tongue twister may consist of several lines and can be hard to say loudly. Tongue twister poems consist of several lines and have a poetic structure. They don’t need to rhyme, but they need to have a rhythm. So not only do you need a fast and flexible tongue to master them, but you also need rhythm and a feeling for the words.
What Do You Use Tongue Twister Poems for?
You can use tongue twister poems for several purposes.
- To train your voice.
Just as with normal tongue twisters you can stimulate the muscles of your tongue, train them, and become a far better speaker. If you train with poems, you train rhythmic feeling and accentuation in addition to training articulation.
- To make your students laugh.
I just read about a teacher who uses tongue twister poems for what he calls poetry races. I think doing this for a few classes before announcing the results is a wonderful idea.
- Write funny greeting cards.
What a challenge for the recipient to read out his greeting card! And how funny if you are in the same room (but you should make sure you practiced the same tongue twister poem so that you won’t make a fool of yourself!)
Born to Rise to the Challenge with Tongue Twister Poems?
Well, if you are a lover of challenges and you want to challenge a word lover, why not challenge your friends with tongue twister poems? You could convert it into a new action game at your next birthday party. Or say tongue twister poems while jump roping (quite in vogue again).
You see, there are many, many ways to bring tongue twister poems into your life. Here’s an online document with tongue twister poems for private usage.
One Tongue Twister Poem to Go
As I haven’t provided you with a single little tongue twister poem, you’ll have one at last:
As he gobbled the cakes on his plate, the greedy ape said as he ate, the greener green grapes are, the keener keen apes are to gobble green grape cakes, they’re great!
It’s my favorite of all the tongue twister poems I have read. What’s yours?