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We were learning how to write poetry in class the other day. As an added challenge, our teacher asked us to write poems that rhymed.
We were all brainstorming, trying to think of words that rhyme when one of my classmates asked the teacher, “What rhymes with orange?”
My teacher smiled and shook her head, “Nothing rhymes with orange or purple.”
I wasn’t buying it. I did some research and decided to write my poem with words that only rhymed with orange and purple. When I handed my poem in, the teacher laughed and told me the words I used were not real.
I begged to differ, so I gave her this list to prove my point…
1. Florange…a verb meaning to jump up and down while touching your toes.
2. Burple…an adjective meaning super large.
3. Mahagahorange…a vacation destination along the Oklahoma coast.
4. Storange…a type of expandable luggage that is big enough for everything and the kitchen sink.
5. Yurple…a type of motorbike.
6. Flurple…another word meaning “road.”
7. Morange…a picnic that is eaten on a rock instead of a blanket.
8. Worange…a type of animal that lives in a tree, swims in rivers, and digs holes with its shovel.
9. Turple…a combination of sleepy and crazy.
10. Shurple…a card game that requires the players to make up words.
One day I was eating an orange.
It was so tasty I began to florange.
It was as big as a house and very burple.
I even dripped some of the juice on my shirt that was purple.
Then mom told me we were going to Mahagahorange.
We packed the car full of blankets and our storange.
Then Dad said, “Buckle up! We need to hit the flurple.”
I couldn’t wait to get there to ride my new yurple.
Along the way, we stopped to morange.
Took pictures of some geese, a monkey, and a worange.
By the time we got there, everyone was turple.
But we stayed up late and played a game of shurple.