Body Stanzas

Greetings Galileo poetry friends and followers! During week 3, we discussed stanzas in poetry and examined examples from amazing poets Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni. We reviewed last week’s lesson about metaphors, and students chose one of their body metaphors as the first line of a new poem.

As you read this week’s collection of newly published poems… Do you relate to any of these imaginative comparisons?


Mrs. Van
4th Grade, Group 1

Magnifying Eyes
Alina S.

My eyes are magnifying glasses
   watching things.

Every time my eyes are open they start
   watching things, seeing many many
   Different colors. They see movements of any stuff.


my stomach
Jacob M.

my stomach is a water bottle
it drinks water 24/7 it
is the only thing it

my stomach does not like
when i drink a soda

when i move my stomach is
a wave


Hair is Beautiful
Tiana S.

My hair is a pillow
soft and long. My hair
is beautiful like flowers.

Even though my hair is
different it is unique and

My hair is puffy and
natural. When I clean it
its true beauty shines.
No matter what others
I know my hair is

Mrs. Van
4th Grade, Group 2

<3 My Heart <3
Gabby V.

My heart is a drum
   it goes even faster when I run.

   I have to make sure it keeps
      beating or else it’ll be

When it’s quiet it is empty,
   Who would want an empty


talking all day
Laila L.

My mouth is a radio
It talks forever and ever
does not stop for anything

My mouth is sweet
like candy but sour
like lemons might
talk rude but
not all the time

It will talk just
for you.


My Brain
Camden M.

My brain is a calculator to add and subtract
but if I do too much I will blow up

My brain is big and cool my imagination
is huge!

My brain helps me read and think
but sometimes I think too much

My brain is my brain my brain is me
sometimes my brain is all I need!

My brain is fun

     The end





“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.