Cocomelon and Orange

In today’s poetry class, we practiced sharpening our sense of imagery. I brought in two objects to class: a giraffe my father gave me as a present  after traveling for month aboard and a small snowman I bought from the $1-5 section in Target. I let the students choose their object and than asked them to write about these objects trying to describe them with as much specific imagery as possible.


Description of “Orange” (Giraffe)

by Isabella P.

4th grade


Orange is a weird rare giraffe with various

colors, which are green, yellow, black, brown,

pink and orange. He looks a bit shaky because

his yellow and orange legs are very thin. He smells

wooden, he looks very cute because he has little

crossed-eyes, brown soft ears and tumbles when

you press a button that’s at the bottom of his

Navy blue block that he is standing on.

He has a very colorful thin neck and has

a little pink nose. His body’s base is green with

orange polka dots, orange, and yellow from his head

to toe.


Description of Cocomelon (the snowman)


Abraham P. (aka Abe the Ape)

4th grade


Hello, I am Abe (the ape). I present to you Cocomelon (the snowman). He is white as snow and as cute as a puppy.



He has a rose red scarf tied perfectly on

his neck. He has green felt circles on

his body. He has one medium circle for

the torso and one small one on top

for a head. The two circles are made of

white thread. With a light chartreuse winter

hate with a pom-pom at the top– it is white.

With completely black eyes and a cute

little orange carrot nose. But he is

mouthless and armless, but still

so cute for an appearance.

The end!



I hope you enjoyed part 1 of this workshop. Now with vivid descriptions of our characters, next week the students will write the characters having a conversation with one another so we can write a small poetic dialogue! Stay tuned for the shenanigans Cocomelon and Orange get into!



“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.