Colorful Similes

This week the 3rd-5th graders of Hale’s after school poetry explored similes. On Tuesday we read the poem “Colors Of The World,” by Pablo H. a student from Moos Elementary . In his poem Pablo describes various colors using similes, comparing colors to different things using the words “like” or “as.” Yellow like a comic book/ Pink as a pig/ Orange as a fruit that is juicy. Together we wrote a group poem about colors we see in our communities.

On Wednesday we read the poem “Ode To Blue,” by Eloise V. a student from Shoesmith Elementary. In her poem Eloise uses similes to explain why blue is her favorite color. You can be as dark as the bottom of the ocean/ You can be as light as a summer sky. Inspired by Eloise’s poem students wrote poems about the colors they love.

Please enjoy the rainbow of poems below. Artwork by Kasia B. and Matthew G.



Ms. Degiulio’s After School
3rd-5th Grade



Our Colorful Community
by 3rd-5th Graders

Blue as the sky above.
Red as the easy button.
White as snow.
Gray as the streets.
Brown like a cute little puppy.
Blue as a spinning chair.
Purple as grapes.
Pink like cotton candy.
Purple like a plum.
Blue as a ghost.
Pink as Tulips.


Pink and Purple
By Kasia B.

Pink as my mask.
Purple like my mom’s hair.
Pink as my cat’s harness.
Purple like my socks.
Pink like my shoes.
Purple as my pencil bag.
Pink as pink lemonade.
Purple as grapes.


By Ava F.

Black like my mask.
Black like my shoes.
Black like my shirt logo.
My pants are black.
Black like my scrunchie.
Black like my mom’s hair.
Black like Ms. Joy’s heart necklace.
Black as the streets.


My Yellow Life
Matthew G.

Yellow as the instrument I play.
Yellow as the sun.
Yellow as the paint.
Yellow as the taxi.
Yellow as a pencil.
Yellow as my saxophone case.
Yellow as a vase.
Yellow as the goal post in football.




“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.