Welcome to
ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans,  activities, etc.
Our collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions.





ESL Forum:

Techniques and methods in Language Teaching

Games, activities and teaching ideas

Grammar and Linguistics

Teaching material

Concerning worksheets

Concerning powerpoints

Concerning online exercises

Make suggestions, report errors

Ask for help

Message board


ESL forum > Ask for help > Verse ??    

Verse ??

miss noor

Verse ??
H am going to teach my sts English Literature as a general topic.
I need your help please.
Can you write here the nices verses or poems you know for Shakespear or any English poet , please ??
I want something simple and easy.
My students are 16 years old.
Best Regards,

21 Feb 2010      


Check your mail

21 Feb 2010     

Russian Federation

Hi, Miss Noor,
 For example, a nice poem of Wiliam Blake (an English artist and poet 1757-1827)

 Laughing Song
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;

when the meadows laugh with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene,
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing "Ha, ha he!"

When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of "Ha, ha, he!"

21 Feb 2010     

miss noor

Thanks a lot dears.

I want only simple examples may be 2 lines as an example of poem.

21 Feb 2010     


What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
Thatīs what little boys are made of !
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and all things nice
Thatīs what little girls are made of!

21 Feb 2010     


Spring rain
conveyed under the trees
in drops.

A green willow,
dripping down into the mud,
at low tide.

With every gust of wind,
the butterfly changes its place
on the willow.

The old pond:
a frog jumps in,-
the sound of water.

Haiku by Basho (1644 - 1694)

21 Feb 2010     

Adel A

 anyhow there are many good and famous masterpieces for example  for shakespeare
Shall i compare thee sonnet or the famous tragedies Hamlet ,Othelloor king Lear
In his blindness
For novels (wuthering heights) is the best novel i ever read be Emily Brontee
these are some examples but if you want your student to have an introducation to the English literature you can teach some chapters from Antony Burges English literature
brother Adel

21 Feb 2010     



If we meet and I say, "Hi,"
That īs a salutation.
If you ask me how I feel,
That īs consideration.
If we stop and talk awhile,
That īs a conversation.
If we understand each other,
That īs communication.
If we argue, scream, and fight,
That īs an altercation.
If later we apologize,
That īs reconciliation.
If we help each other home,
That īs cooperation.
And all these ations added up
Make civilization.

(And if I say this is a wonderful poem,
Is that exaggeration?)

--(Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic)

21 Feb 2010     

Carla Horne
United States

Hi Ms. Noor,

Try limericks because they can be traced back to 14th century England. Here is a good link.


Please be careful because many limericks are for adults.


21 Feb 2010