Apple Pie ABC

A was an apple pie,
B bit it,
C cut it,
D dealt it,
E eat it,
F fought for it,
G got it,
H had it,
I inspected it,
J jumped for it,
K kept it,
L longed for it,
M mourned for it,
N nodded at it,
O opened it,
P peeped in it,
Q quartered it,
R ran for it,
S stole it,
T took it,
U upset it,
V viewed it,
W wanted it,
X, Y, Z, and ampersand
All wished for a piece in hand.

Says A, give me a good large slice,
Says B, a little bit, but nice,
Says C, cut me a piece of crust, Take it,
Says D, it’s dry as dust,
Says E, I’ll eat it fast, I will,
Says F, I vow I’ll have my fill,
Says G, give it me good and great,
Says H, a little bit I hate,
Says I, it’s ice I must request,
Says J, the juice I love the best,
Says K, let’s keep it up above,
Says L, the border’s what I love,
Says M, it makes your teeth to chatter,
N said, it’s nice, there’s nought the matter,
O others’ plates with grief surveyed,
P for a large piece begged and prayed,
Q quarrelled for the topmost slice,
R rubbed his hands and said “it’s nice,”
S silent sat, and simply looked,
T thought, and said, it’s nicely cooked,
U understood the fruit was cherry,
V vanished when they all got merry,
W wished there’d been a quince in,
X here explained he’d need convincing,
Y said, I’ll eat, and yield to none,
Z, like a zany, said he’d done,
While ampersand purloined the dish,
And for another pie did wish.

Test Yourself

1 How many letters are there in the English alphabet?


2 What do the letters A, E, I, O, U have in common?

They are vitamins.
They are all consonants.
They are all vowels.

3 What do you call all the other letters in the alphabet, i.e. not A,E,I,O,U ?

Every letter from A to Z.
They're not vowels.
They're not consonants.
They're not so special!