(In our text book, the author often uses a stem as the name of a character. Both of the kids did the same in their poems.)
Meg's "De" Poem
De's mom said, "Define clean up!"
De began to clean up the debris.
As De degrimed, the house shined,
And the mess began to decrease.
Matthew's "De" Poem
(written with a bit of help from Mama)
"I need to defrost," said the 'De' fridge,
"Because I have ice in my head.
But I don't want my food to decay,
So I'll think warm thoughts instead."