A Heart is Like a Beating Drum!

After writing poems about wishes and sounds, we turned to something more challenging for our 3rd lesson:  comparisons.   As poets live in the world, and observe what goes on – both inside of themselves as well as outside – they notice what different things have in common.  This is called comparing. Bret Harte 2nd graders were up for the challenge! So, we spent our time together reading and talking about comparisons such as: “a person’s whisper is like a soft pillow,” and “my cat’s eyes are like peanuts.” Some students said that my hair was “fluffy like a stuffed animal’s! ”

Ms Holman
2nd Grade 

The sun is like a big orange.
– Gracie (aka Folabomi) B.


My smile is like a clown.
– Madison C.


Stars in the sky are like God shining light
in the sky.
The sun is like bright light bulbs.
– Kaden B.


Stars in the sky are
like glitter in the sky
because they are
both gold and
different colors.
The sun is like a big hot circle.
– Violet F.





“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.