As Simple as a Simile

The most used literary device in literature are metaphors. Similes are metaphors that specifically use the words “like” or “as”. After reading “Dreams” and “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes, the poets learned about similes and metaphors in both poems and how the poets uses them to relate concepts to the reader. They then wrote their similes based on someone, or something, they love in their life. Enjoy!



by Joshua and Gianni


Batman is like the night because he moves in the shadows

Batman’s muscles are big and tall like a boulder

Batman is like a Warren Buffet because they’re both rich and smart




Es tan bonito como La Luna

Sus ojos brillan como El Sol

Sus cejas son como el pasto

Su perlo es suave como la almuada

Sus manos so tan largas como una jirafa

Es una mariposa porque es tan lindo

Es un corazon por que es muy cariñoso conmigo


Karina and Ivana


Mama is the best

Mama smells like flowers

She shines bright like a star

Mama is a diamond

She is a cat that loves me

Mama is beautiful as a peacock

She is a tree because of how strong she is

Mama is sweet as candy

She is a fox because she is loyal

Mama is the whole world



“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.