Common, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Mother’s Day


Can you spot the mistake my twenty-three year self made in this poem, written on a carved wooden flower, I gave to my Mum for Mother’s Day in 1996?

The Poem Itself

Every day my Mother came

Day after day, again and again

In the summer Laura Ashley dress

Kind, kinder, kindness.

In the winter when we lose control

She is the warmth against the cold.

Yes that’s right, well spotted. In the fourth line ‘kind, kinder, kindness’ where I am clearly demonstrating my command of adjectives and poetic prowess, I first use the common adjective ‘kind’, then the comparative adjective ‘kinder’, followed by the noun ‘kindness’, when I should, of course, used the superlative adjective kindest.

Fortunately for me my Mum didn’t notice and we are still close to this day 🙂

The Poem Itself was written on a wooden flower from the decorations of a club night called Emotion that me and my student friends ran at Reading University

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