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.
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
Description of Cocomelon (the snowman)
Abraham P. (aka Abe the Ape)
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.
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!