Poetry in Storytelling?

Yes, poetry does have a place in storytelling. How? Why? Because poetry deserves a voice just as any story does. In fact, stories woven through poetry are the most memorable, most evoking.

Take a moment and check out these fantastical, imaginative children's poems. Read them out loud, wander through the words. A story does not have to be bound to a page by paragraph to paragraph. It can be a vocal transaction, flying between teller and listener.

Neils Gaiman's "Instructions"

Shel Silverstein's "The Missing Piece"

Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's "Science Verse"

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