METAPHOR POEM I am #1
Directions: Write a short poem of at least 6 lines entitled, “I am #1.” Make it look like a poem but do not rhyme it – remember form is meaning. You will be creating a picture in words of yourself (imagery & metaphor).
1. What color are you?
2. What beverage represents you?
3. How do you act in a crowd?
4. What contrast describes you?
5. What chair represents you?
6. What time of day best describes you?
7. What musical instrument best describes you?
I am a blue bubbling e f f e r v e s c e n t soda-pop.
I stand out in the midst of people sparkling brilliantly.
A bear grrrowling in the morning mirror… but a cuddly cub purrrring by ...view middle of the document...
2. In your first line, name your color.
3. Use three to four “mood” words. Use them in a sentence to help describe you as the
color, do not just list the words.
4. Write your thoughts and feelings about your color in at least an eight (8) line poem.
Do not try to rhyme.
5. Do not repeat any of the mood words – mood words may only be used once.
6. Include a hyperbole – underline it. Also try to use an oxymoron – underline it.
Lost confused trapped hostile resentful aimless exhausted upset frustrated lonely unsure bewildered disillusioned battered perturbed annoyed abandoned disturbed irritated defensive better useless hopeless jittery guilty indignant distant unloved panicky beaten indifferent strung-out skeptical tense defeated enraged ignored disorganized worried thwarted rebellious drained alienated troubled cheated explosive unsafe estranged hassled helpless vengeful capable joyful alert regretful good-natured competent carefree charged reposeful happy agreeable independent elated powerful jubilant calm hurt discouraged generous dedicated alive wild optimistic overjoyed gentle proud cheerful peaceful forlorn respected high spirited relaxed satisfied lighthearted restful serene assured inspired ecstatic loved excited shining elated
Carl Sandburg wrote “Fog”
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
and then moves on…
Carl’s metaphor is of the fog, we’ll use the months of the year.
May tiptoes in September trots in quietly
Quietly, shyly. its head held high
She strews flowers prancing after fluttering butterflies
As she twirls and dances lightly bucking playfully in a dew covered meadow
Over the soft grass into June as it proudly canter into the sunset of October
July Football Time
July creeps in September runs in
Hot and ready to explode. with a helmet and pads.
It ignites and slowly begins to burn. Clapping its hands,
It sizzles and is ready to go off, stomping its cleats on the ground
And then pops and crackles into August. and then tackles October mercilessly.
1. Choose a month and try to picture the way it would arrive if it were a PERSON or ANIMAL (personification).
Use some of the motion words – you’re not limited to the list.
2. Tell how or where the month arrives. Use adverbs and prepositional phrases.
3. Tell something else the month does while it’s here.
4. Tell how the month leaves into the next.
5. Use the same mental image or comparison throughout the poem, don’t change the mood.
March scamper skip prance fight tiptoe float gallop hop limp canter hobble...