Amazin' Amazon Mystery Animals
- Answer: Iguana
If the clues in
the poem - 'stalagmites and latex,' ectothermic (cold-blooded), bumpy
and scaly, prehistoric-looking, fruit-eating and 'kept as a pet' -
didn't give the iguana away, you might have noticed the SHAPE of the
poem. It was put on the page to resemble an iguana clinging to a tree trunk.
When a poem is put on a page in such a way that it represents an image,
it's called a concrete poem. Iguanas, by the way, are excellent climbers.
They have to be since they spend part of their time on the forest floor
and part of it way up high in the canopy.
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