Kid’s Cento Poem

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Cento | A Collage Poem for Kids by Ritika Nahata
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If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around

If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around
In A Garden, Lift Every Voice and Sing
Lily-Bell and Thistledown Song
If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around

If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around
Every Time I Climb a Tree, Aim High to the Sky
The Way Through the Woods, Then Laugh
If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around

If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around
Turn Off the TV! A Light Exists in Spring
Wynken, Blynken, and NodWon’t You?
If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around

Cento Poems

Centos are also called collage poems. They are entirely made up of lines and phrases from other poet’s poems.

About This Poem

This poem is made up of titles of famous children’s poems. Here’s the list of these poems:

  • If You Can’t Go Over Or Under, Go Around by Joseph Morris
  • In A Garden by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson
  • Lily-Bell and Thistledown Song I by Louisa May Alcott
  • Every Time I Climb a Tree by David McCord
  • Aim High to the Sky by James McDonald
  • The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling
  • Then Laugh by Bertha Adams Backus
  • Turn Off the TV! by Bruce Lansky
  • A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson
  • Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field
  • Won’t You? by Shel Silverstein

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