Punctuation Rap is a game we play.
It's fun to do, and we can learn that way.
Take the period, the period; he's not had to understand.
You'll find him at the end of a statement or command.
He makes abbreviations, shortens words that are long.
Don't forget the period; he's small, but strong.
Question mark, question mark, what did you say?
He follows a question; that's the only way.
Wow! Awesome! Rad! Hurray!
The exclamation point is next; he's got something to say.
He follows something loud; he's excited to play.
Don't use him too much; he won't be special that way.
The comma is next; he is used a lot.
He can separate a list of some groceries you bought.
You'll find him in the middle of the year and the date,
Between two adjectives, or a city and state.
You can join two sentences with a "but" or an "and."
Just remember the comma; he will give you a hand.
There is one more place that our comma has been.
He's after a clause--that tells you when.
The dash--the dash--he's here, then he's gone.
If you need to make a pause, you can bring him along.
Quotation marks are nosey. They have no reservations
About hanging around in any conversation.
You must put quotes around a thing that is said.
And also a poem or a story you've read.
The colon (:) likes to show a list that will come.
His brother, the "semi" (;), will not be outdone.
The semicolon joins two sentences with no "and";
If you've too many commas, he can take a stand.
So remember this rap; it will make you smart.
Punctuation is easy; you can learn it by heart!