A Ninja Is Like A Mouse – Comparison Poems @ Darwin Winter 2020

During the 3rd week of the Chicago Poetry residency, youth were encouraged to find similarities between different things. This encouraged creativity and to recognize what people and things might have in common. These are some of the poems from the week of studying comparisons.

Ms. Tasior

3rd Grade


Comparison Poem 

Giselle J. 


una mariposa es como una rosa

una luna es como un helado

una silla es como la luna

un raton es como un leon

un caballo es como un perro

un pavo es como un pajaro

un dinosaurio es como un hipopotamo

un sol es como la lluvia


Comparison Poem

Ivan D. 


un gato es como un perro

el sol es como una luz

una mariposa es como una rosa

un lagartija es como un dinosaurio

un pavo es como un gallo

un mitten es como un guante



Ms. Tasior

3rd Grade


Comparison Poem

Domanic A. 


a rainbow a balloon

a desert is like the sun

a bird is like an airplane

a dog is like a fox

a pencil is like a stick

a school is like a job

snow is like leaves

a phone is like a tablet


Comparison Poem 

Brian S. 


dirt is like sand

octopus arms are like plungers

a dogs fur is like cotton

bones are like glass

a plane is like a flying car

a box is like a bin

a beach ball is like the sun

fruits are like sweet vegetables

leaves are like grass

numbers are like computer codes




“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.