‘Attitude knows her worth and/ she don’t play’: Emotion Poems

Students talked about and then wrote poems about emotions using personification.

Lesson Note: “Developing creativity in students is not a luxury.” How Social-Emotional Imagination Facilitates Deep Learning and Creativity in the Classroom  Gotlieb, Jahner,  Immordino-Yang Scott, Kaufman

Romano, 7th Grade

Brave Knight

by Eddie D.

Brave is a serious person

Brave wearing armor

Brave with fangs

Brave with ginger hair

Brave with a deep voice

Brave with long feet


by Danniya E.

Happy is a bright person

She wears light pastel

and she always puts a smile on other’s faces

Happy is a bright and cheery person who everyone


Mrs. Turner, 6th Grade

Me or You

by Dinae S.

Pink dress

Pink nails


by Jia

Attitude walks in, looking

fierce, not caring what anyone


Attitude knows her worth And

she don’t play.

She got her red bottoms on with a tight dress.

Silk dress looking cute

head to toe. She cut, and

she know.

She got a smug expression on her face once again she

don’t play.

Ms. Romano, 7th Grade


by J.R,

He wears dark red clothing

He wears his hair long and reddish

He wears red socks with Angry Birds

He wears red contacts

Mad Max

by Antonio

Mad Max wears red

every day. Mad Max likes to

fight every day. Mad Max

walks out of class all


Mrs. Turner, 6th Grade


by Connell

wears a black hoodie and never wants to take


Sadness never has her hair done and never has her nails done

Sadness has no new clothes, no new shoes, no new anything

Sadness does not go to school

Sadness doesn’t know anything


by Amaud

Heager is so happy and eager

Heager hates

to wake

up on

Mondays but

happy to wake

up on


That’s when

Heager is

so eager.


by Penelope

Happy is rich, rich

that why she got that

drip drip

With that big bright

smile and never a frown

tip tip that her heels

tap tap that’s her nails

going clickity clack

that why happy is




“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.