Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

My Teacher Wasn'T Half As Nice As Yours Seems To Be - Poem by Roald Dahl

'My teacher wasn't half as nice as yours seems to be.
His name was Mister Unsworth and he taught us history.
And when you didn't know a date he'd get you by the ear
And start to twist while you sat there quite paralysed with fear.
He'd twist and twist and twist your ear and twist it more and more.
Until at last the ear came off and landed on the floor.
Our class was full of one-eared boys. I'm certain there were eight.
Who'd had them twisted off because they didn't know a date.
So let us now praise teachers who today are all so fine
And yours in particular is totally divine.'


Comments about My Teacher Wasn'T Half As Nice As Yours Seems To Be by Roald Dahl

  • (11/29/2019 9:10:00 AM)

    Great poem for practicing stress and schwa in class. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/15/2019 9:29:00 AM)

    that's not my real name haa but that's the name I use in public an in some of my anyway nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • (8/29/2019 3:00:00 AM)

    My teacher was seriously rubbish! You guys are the luckiest generation. My generation didn’t have nice teachers that actually even teach. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/26/2019 11:12:00 PM)

    wery goooooooooodddddddddd! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/11/2019 2:18:00 AM)

    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (Report)Reply

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  • (1/31/2019 11:16:00 AM)

    Amazing poem +my teacher is amazing (Report)Reply

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  • (12/26/2018 2:44:00 AM)

    My history teacher is boring (Report)Reply

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  • (10/3/2018 3:25:00 PM)

    all teachers are alike (Report)Reply

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  • (10/3/2018 3:21:00 PM)

    it is so funny we use to have the same teacher lol ]]]]]]]]]]. Already ReportedReply

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  • (9/5/2018 7:03:00 AM)

    Short and hilarious Sweet (Report)Reply

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  • (8/21/2018 2:14:00 AM)

    i think this is pretty harsh! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2018 6:38:00 AM)

    I recited this poem in school and the teacher was so happy that she gave me full marks (Report)Reply

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  • (5/4/2018 11:16:00 AM)

    I’m gay aaa a aaa a aaa a. A (Report)Reply

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  • (4/17/2018 4:53:00 AM)

    i just love this poem! ! so hilarious! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/6/2018 10:24:00 AM)

    This is short. This is Hirt. This is short (Report)Reply

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  • (4/6/2018 9:52:00 AM)

    i showed this to my teacher and got detention #WorthIt (Report)Reply

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  • (2/28/2018 3:25:00 AM)

    It sounds good I like it I'm deciding if I want it for the poetry competition (Report)Reply

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  • (1/10/2016 7:35:00 PM)

    ...........nice...I enjoyed this write ★ (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/28/2014 4:03:00 AM)

    You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, December 12, 2014


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